Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) launched an extensive operation against the remnants of the ISIS (Daesh) terrorist group in Diyala Governorate, south of Iraq.
According to the security sources the joint operation, which is backed by the Iraqi Air Force, encompasses areas from northeast Diyala to the borders of Salah al-Din Governorate.
The joint operation follows intelligence monitoring of ISIS hideouts in the area, the security sources said.
ISIS has intensified its terrorist attacks against Iraqi security forces and civilians in the eastern, northern, and western provinces of the country since May this year.
Most of the ISIS terrorist group’s activities during the period took place in the area known as the ‘Triangle of Death’ including the three provinces of Kirkuk, Salah al-Din and Diyala.
The Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), forces have carried out several operations to clear various parts of the country from the occupation of terrorist groups, and these operations continue.