Iraq captures Daesh-held Baaj area near Syria border
Capture of Baaj shrinks area under Daesh control in border region between Iraq and Syria
By Ali Jawad and Amir al-Saeedi
Pro-government fighters on Sunday captured
“More than 500
He said the pro-government forces managed to seize control of the area after deadly clashes with Daesh militants.
According to Hassan, scores of Daesh militants had fled the area toward the Syrian border.
The capture of
Iraqi forces, backed by air cover from a U.S.-led coalition, are currently engaged in a widespread offensive to dislodge Daesh from Mosul, the terrorist group’s last stronghold in Iraq.