Shia fighters set to clean up Ramadi from ISIL in Iraq

SHAFAQNA – Iraqi Shia volunteer forces, also known as the Popular Mobilization Units, have vowed to dislodge ISIL Takfiri terrorists from Ramadi, the capital city of Anbar province.

The city of Ramadi in central Iraq is located about 110 kilometers west of Baghdad.

Youssef al-Kilabi, a spokesman for the Shia forces who are fighting alongside the government forces, told The Associated Press that the Shia fighters have devised plans to launch an offensive on Ramadi in cooperation with the government forces.

Al-Kilabi said Shia fighters would “eliminate the barbaric enemy,” and “achieve this triumph and we will not accept anything less than that.”

The affirmation of the coming victory by the Shia group comes a day after the Takfiri militants took control of Ramadi. Shia volunteers, among other Iraqi volunteer groups, have joined forces with the Iraqi army to fight the Takfiris in Ramadi.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Hadi al-Ameri called on the group to join the fight for driving out Takfiri militants from the provincial capital after the Shia fighters joined the government forces in response to a call from the country’s top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to take up the fight against ISIL militants in northern and western Iraq.

Source : Press TV

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