Iraqi security forces have dismantled a terrorist group as it was planning attacks on Shia Muslims during mourning rituals on Arba’een, which marks 40 days after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Iraqi government forces have thwarted an attempt by remnants of the terrorist group of Daesh to regroup in the country’s northern province of Nineveh, killing a number of the extremists, including a high-profile commander, in the process.
Nearly a dozen members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have been killed after Iraqi security forces, supported by pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, foiled their attacks in the country’s northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
The Iraqi Interior Ministry says government forces have launched a counter-terrorism operation to hunt down Daesh Takfiri terrorists near the country’s border with Syria, killing more than a dozen extremists in the process.
Iraqi army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have liberated dozens of villages across the country as they are engaged in a large-scale military operation to dislodge Daesh Takfiri terrorists from their hideouts in the desert.
Iraqi forces have retaken control of the town of al-Qaim from Daesh Takfiri terrorists, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced, congratulating the troops on their latest victory against the terrorist group.
A high-ranking commander of the Iraqi pro-government Popular Mobilization Units says the defense lines of Daesh Takfiri militants have collapsed in the northern town of Hawijah as army troops and their allied fighters have adanaced dozens of kilometers, seizing nearly three dozen villages from the terrorists.
Iraqi government forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, have established control over nearly a dozen villages around Hawijah after the launch of the second phase of offensive to dislodge Daesh Takfiri militants from their stronghold in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk.
Iraqi government forces have regained full control over half of the last remaining redoubt of Daesh Takfiri militants in Tal Afar as they are joined by volunteer fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units in a multi-pronged operation to liberate the northern city from the extremists.
Iraqi government forces are fighting to eliminate the last pockets of Daesh terrorists in the Old City of Mosul, more than two days after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared victory over the extremists in their former stronghold and the country’s second largest city.