On November 26, Iraqi Army Major General Abdul Amir Yar Allah, commander of the military campaign for the liberation of Nineveh Province, announced that the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have liberated 14,100km2 including 175 villages in the al-Jazeera region in western Iraq since the start of the operation in the area.
Maj. Gen, Yar Allah also revealed that the Iraqi Army and the PMU have destroyed 11 vehicles, 5 oil tankers, 18 VBIEDs and 6 motorcycles of ISIS. The Iraqi Army also removed over 1,000 IEDs planted by ISIS.
The Iraqi Army and the PMU military operation in the Al-Jazeera region slowed down on November 26 for logistic reasons. The PMU media wing reported that the PMU is now building a defense line between the towns of Rawa and Hatar in the eastern part of al-Jazeera in order to protect the liberated areas from ISIS attacks