Baghdad, May 8: ISIS terrorized Iraq shares its borders with Jordan and Syria which poses a great threat to the country right now. Meanwhile, Iraq has sent immediate military and paramilitary reinforcements to its soldiers on the international road extending from the city of Rutba. The deployments will seek to block sneaking attempts by the Islamic State members.
IS members have many a times tried to infiltrate the country with its armed men and has negatively escalated attacks against government and paramilitary troops in Rutba. An earlier attack left two dead and 8 wounded. Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition fighter jets have regularly pounded locations held by the Islamic State at the stronghold towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa, killing dozens of militants.
Thousands of civilians are thought to be held in Islamic State captivity at those locations. It is widely expected that the Iraqi government will launch a major security offensive in Anbar once it is done with its U.S.-backed campaign to drive out IS from Mosul, the group’s principal stronghold in Iraq, which has been running since October 2016.