View Full Version : Iraq Goes On The Offensive In Salahadin, Kirkuk and Anbar

03-16-2015, 02:21 PM
At the start of March 2015, the Iraqi government launched multiple offensives to squeeze the Islamic State in the western and northern sections of the country. The Tikrit operation was the largest to date, but there was a supporting move by the Kurdish peshmerga into southern Kirkuk to cut off supply lines to Salahaddin province, along with a sweep through eastern Anbar to try to secure western Baghdad’s suburbs. IS responded with a huge wave of suicide car bombs, which failed to stop the advances. There was little doubt that the government was going to win in these fights, but the larger question is whether it can hold onto its gains, something it has struggled with in the past.

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