The fourth phase of the anti-Isis operation, Heroes of Iraq, begins in Diyala. The maneuvers of the ISF and Inherent Resolve involve above all the special forces. Objective: to destroy the logistics and support network for Daesh militiamen to the borders with Iran
The fourth phase of the anti-Isis operation, Heroes of Iraq, begins. The ISF maneuvers, which feature local special forces (ISOF), are supported by Inherent Resolve both in the planning and the operational phase and are concentrated in the province of Diyala. Objective: to dismantle the Islamic State cells operating in the area. In particular, the soldiers will target the Daesh logistical and support networks. The militaries will operate within a quadrant of approximately 17,685 square kilometers to the border with Iran with targeted raids and bombings. These will be made possible by the Falcon Cell, the unit that deals with infiltrating men into the ranks of terrorists, which will map their movements and discover the lairs, as well as by different units of “illuminators”, who will find the targets to be hit and communicate their coordinates to the operation room.
The entire campaign, which started in February in the west of Iraq, has progressively moved towards the center to counter Daesh’s attempts to raise its head
The previous three phases of the anti-Isis operation, Heroes of Iraq, which began in February 2020, involved Salahuddin, Diyala, Samarra, Kirkuk and Anbar. In the first there was the hunt for Islamic State militiamen throughout the west of the Middle Eastern country up to the border with Syria and Jordan. Then, the maneuvers of the ISF and Inherent Resolve gradually moved towards the center. The overall goal of the whole campaign is to block Daesh’s attempts to raise its head in the nation, destroying the terrorists’ hiding places and cutting off their support routes from the outside. By the way, in fact, in the previous phases of the offensive, the SDF and the Jordanian military also participated, sealing the borders to avoid possible escapes of the fundamentalists.