MOSCOW (Sputnik) — About 70 percent of Karma territory is currently under control of militia but the rest was still due to be liberated from ISIL extremists, Karma council member Raed Dulaimi told the Iraqi Alsumaria TV channel.
"Some 250 fighters from Karma district have joined the program of training militia in the military camp Taji north of Baghdad. Instructors from Iraq and the international coalition will be in charge of the training," Dulaimi said.
The Iraqi Security Forces are conducting a large-scale military operation against ISIL in a number of areas of the country, including the western Anbar province. The forces have been trying to recapture Ramadi, the capital of the province, from Islamic State militants since July.