Commander of Federal Police, Lieutenant
General Raed Shaker Jawdat, announced Saturday that Shirqat's left bank had been
fully liberated from ISIS grip.
In a statement, Jawdat said, "The federal police forces liberated Shirqat's left bank, ending the third phase of the Hawija Operations' first stage".
Earlier on Saturday, Commander of Hawija Liberation Army, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashid al-Yarallah, announced the joint forces had recaptured Zab region and 24 villages.
In June, 2014, ISIS terrorists caprtured large swathes of Iraq and Syria. But US-led Iraqi army has liberated most of occupied areas.
Fierce fighting is currently going on in weatern Anbar to oust the terror group from its last stronghold.