The “Will of Victory” operation is carried out by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command and the Popular Mobilization Forces.
The campaign aims to attain security and stability in the desert area between Nineveh, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces on the Iraqi-Syrian border, in addition to preventing Daesh remains from sneaking into that region or even using it as a stronghold for their terrorist acts, Iraqi News reported.
The Daesh terrorist group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of a “caliphate” from Mosul city.
Later on, the group become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings.
Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Daesh continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.