Five ISIL members killed in Iraq’s Diyala prov.

TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) – Following a large-scale operation in Diyala province, Iraqi army forces killed five ISIL Takfiri elements.

Series of counter-terrorist operations of Iraqi army forces continues in different parts of the country. Iraqi forces launched new operation against ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Diyala province, Al-Youm reported.

In the course of counter-terrorism operations, Iraqi army forces smashed positions of ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Security sources stated that five ISIL Takfiri elements were killed in this large-scale operation.

Yesterday, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU, also known as Hash al-Sha’abi) targeted ISIL’s remnant positions in Samarra in Saladin province.

Iraqi officials said the operation was aimed at pursuing remnants of ISIL members.

Following the security developments in Iraq, a number of ISIL terrorist elements recently tried to infiltrate into the areas of Diyala province, but the timely intervention of Hash al-Sha’abi resistance forces prevented them from achieving their goal.

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