View Full Version : Violence Continues To Decline In Iraq In 1st Week of March 2015

03-10-2015, 02:21 PM
Violence continued its downward trend in Iraq. From March 1-7, 2015 attacks were roughly the same as the previous week, but casualties were down overall. Pro-government forces also went on the offensive in Anbar and Salahaddin. In the former, ISF, tribes, militias and Hashd al-Shaabi/Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) first worked to clear Baghdadi of IS elements after it seized most of the city in February. They then went on to attack Garma to try to clean up sites used by IS to hit Baghdad’s suburbs with mortars and rockets. In Salahaddin, one of the large operations to date was launched to try to secure the central part of the province. The problem as ever in both of those governorates is whether the government will be able to hold its gains as they have lacked the manpower to do that in the past.

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