Four Islamic State hideouts destroyed in Diyala military operation
Diyala (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Iraqi troops destroyed on Monday four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
hotbeds during a wide-scale military operation in Diyala.

Speaking to Alsumaria News TV channel, Commander of Tigris Operations Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi said, "A security force made up of the Iraqi police, army and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out a wide-scale military operation in al-Nada area, 50 km east of Baqubah, destroying four hotbeds for the holy warrior Islamic State group."

"The troops also set fire to a cycle of violence and an explosive-laden vehicle that was used by IS forces of Evil for moving within al-Nada area," he noted.

Ezzawi pointed out that the military operation, backed by Iraqi Air Forces, was meant to "eliminate Islamic State remnants and restore security in Diyala."
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-01-30