Iraqi forces have launched a broad offensive to retake the city of Hit from ISIL in the western province of Anbar.

Led by the elite Counter-Terrorism Service, forces from the police, army and local tribal fighters were making a final push to retake Hit, 145 kilometres west of Baghdad.

“They have begun a broad operation to liberate Hit and Kubaysa,” said Major General Ali Ibrahim Daboun, the head of the Al Jazeera Operations Command. […]