Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Come back Operation Together Forward, All is Forgiven


A spokesman for the Shi'ite militias, known as Hashid Shaabi, said the codename for the new operation (to recapture Ramadi) would be "Labaik ya Hussein", a slogan in honor of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed killed in the 7th Century battle that led to the schism between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims. "The Labaik Ya Hussein operation is led by the Hashid Shaabi in cooperation and coordination with the armed forces there," Ahmed al-Assadi said at a televised news conference. "We believe that liberating Ramadi will not take long."

[From the archives: Operation Together Forward]

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