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Iraq
Diyala Dead Guys Documented: 20 ISIS turbans and 5 big turbans permanently untwisted
2018-01-01

Eleven Islamic State members, emir killed in army offensives, northeast Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Eleven Islamic State militants and an emir were killed in operations carried out by the Iraqi army in northeast of Diyala.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Sunday, Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of Dijla Operations, said, “cooperation between the command with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) resulted in locating an IS hideout in north of Muqdadiyah in Diyala.”

“The hideout was shelled by army jets, leaving eleven militants killed,” he added.

Huge losses were inflicted on IS, according to Azzawi, due to shelling its havens and rest houses in several regions in Diyala.

In related news, the security committee of Diyala provincial council announced killing an IS emir in an operation in northeast of the province.

“IS lost a new emir in Neft Khana basin, northeast of Baquba, in an operation by army jets,” Sadeq al-Husseini, head of the committee, told AlSumaria News.

“Joint troops managed over the past 48 hours to eradicate three havens of IS in Wadi Thelab and Hawi al-Udhaim,” he added.

13 IS militants, including four leaders with explosive belts, killed in Diyala

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – Paramilitary troops killed on Sunday 13 Islamic State militants in a security campaign in northeastern Diyala, a military commander said.

“The Popular Mobilization Forces’ 24th brigade, backed by Iraqi warplanes, launched a wide-scale security campaign in northeastern Diyala, killing 13 IS militants, including four senior leaders with explosive belts,” the PMF’s 24th brigade commander Ziyad al-Tamimi told Alghad Press.

“The troops also destroyed five hotbeds and seized an arms depot for the terrorist group in Diyala,” he added.
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