The Iraqi Counterterrorism Forces, Federal Police, Salahuddin Operations Command and the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) have launched an assault on four different axes against ISIS sleeper cells in the Hamrin Mountains.
On Monday, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) announced that a strategic tunnel used by the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Hamrin Mountains, was destroyed. According to the security source, the tunnel was used by ISIS to move from one place into another in order to carry out terrorist attacks.
In order to rid the country of ISIS sleeper cells, the Iraqi Security Forces continue their security operations in the Diyala Province. In this operation ISIS hideouts were destroyed in Buhriz and Kanaan districts.
The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are pushing ahead to eliminate the remaining ISIS cells in the Diyala Province in Iraq. The commander of Diyala’s operations, Lieutenant General Mizher al-Azzawi, said that the forces will comb the province until they reach the borders with Wasit Province.