View Full Version : Iraq’s Southern Front Babil Province Where The Islamic State Has Free Reign

07-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Most of the attention on Iraq has been focused upon the deteriorating security situation in Anbar in the west, and Ninewa and Salahaddin in the north. In the south however in Babil province the insurgency has been growing in strength since late-2013. The government has launched six security operations in the northwest section of the governorate this year, deployed militias there, and claimed success every time, but the sheer number of offensives points to the failures of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). More importantly the Islamic State (IS) has been able to use its bases in northern Babil to connect with its forces in Anbar in its ultimate goal to surround and move on the capital.

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