Iraqi security forces are preparing for a major offensive in the province of Anbar to recapture the cities of Ramadi and Falluja partly controlled by al-Qaeda militants,

Newly appointed Anbar Police Chief Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahallawi told Al Arabiya News Channel on Tuesday.

Gen. Mahallawi said: “All police members have been called in to their duties ahead of major security operation to regain full control of Ramadi and falluja.”