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Iraq
Salahuddin: 10 turbans toes up, camp in Hamrin Mtns destroyed, suicide thwarted
2018-09-12


Two Islamic State members killed, before heading toward Iraq’s Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have killed two Islamic State members, as they were heading toward Diyala province, a security source said on Monday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “al-hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) managed to kill two Islamic State militants as they were trying to escape through Hamreen mountains and head toward Diyala.”

Security troops, according to the source, “are deployed along the defense lines in the western desert to repel any potential attack by the militants.”

Pro-government forces destroy Islamic State camp in Hamrin mountains

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) – Paramilitary forces of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) destroyed on Monday an Islamic State (IS) camp in Salahuddin province.

“Troops of the 88th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi launched a military operation in Hamrin Mountains, destroying the Islamic Sate’s Saad Ibn Abi Waqqas camp,” Alforat News quoted the brigade’s commander, Wanas al-Jabbarah, as saying.

“The destruction of the camp came as part of a military operation launched Sunday to liberate the Hamrin Mountains from IS militants,” he added.

Eight Islamic State members killed in security operation, north of Salahuddin

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Eight Islamic State members, including two suicide attackers, were killed, while six rest houses were destroyed, north of Salahuddin province, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Monday.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson for the ministry’s Security Media Center, said “security troops of the Salahuddin Operations Command, in collaboration with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and the army jets, carried out an operation in regions in Shirqat town.”

The operation, according to the statement, “left three rest houses destroyed by the army jets. Several terrorists possessing weapons were inside. Three tunnels were destroyed, while six militants were killed.”

The operation, also “left two suicide bombers killed.”

Iraqi security foil suicide bomb attack against Shia rituals sites

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces thwarted on Tuesday a suicide bomb attack that was planned to hit several Shia rituals facilities in the Shia-dominated district of al-Dujail in Salahuddin, a security source was quoted as saying.

“Dujail police, backed by forces of the Counter-Terrorism Service, arrested three suicide bombers, who were planning to attack several sites used by Shias for performing their rituals,” the source told Ayn Al Iraq news website.

According to the source, “the police forces also seized five explosive belts that were ready to be used in the bomb attack.”
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