Iraqi army captures ISIL commander in Al Anbar province

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Iraqi army forces identified and arrested an ISIL commander in a large-scale operation in Al Anbar province.

Iraqi forces targeted ISIL terrorist elements in the northwest of Ramadi city in Al Anbar province, Almaalomah reported.

Security sources announced that Iraqi forces identified and arrested an ISIL commander in the operation.

Following the liberation of Mosul in July 2017 and the end of the alleged caliphate of ISIL, many terrorists hid in the Iraqi provinces, especially Diyala, Kirkuk, Saladin, Al Anbar, and Nineveh, which have suitable geographical conditions for operations. They have carried out various terrorist operations over the past year.

ISIL forces have intensified their attacks on Iraqi civilians and security forces in the past two months.

In recent months, Hashd al-Sha’abi forces and the Iraqi Army have carried out a series of operations against ISIL members in Al Anbar, Nineveh, Saladin governorates since the middle of last month.

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