Iraqi security forces search and destroy ISIS hideouts in Anbar desert | 2019

A military operation was carried out by Iraqi security forces on Friday to search for and destroy ISIS (Islamic State) hideouts in the Anbar desert.

Iraqi security forces found several underground hideouts in the desert that contained weapons and equipment.

Some of the hideouts were used for storage as well as sleeping shelters by ISIS members.

The operation is the fifth phase of the anti-IS military operation dubbed “Will to Victory” that was announced first on July 7.

Since the operation have been carried out in areas including Diala, Baghdad, and Anbar.

Although Iraq declared victory against IS in July 2017, the extremists have turned into an insurgency and continue to carry out deadly attacks in the country.

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