Iraqi forces arrest ISIL terrorists in Nineveh, Diyala

TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) – During the counter-terrorism operations, Iraqi army forces identified and arrested a number of ISIL Takfiri elements in the provinces of Diyala and Nineveh on Mon.

The series of anti-terrorist operations of Iraqi army continue in different parts of Iraq. Iraqi forces recently launched new operations against ISIL Takfiri remnants, Al-Forat News reported.

According to the report, Iraqi army forces targeted ISIL Takfiri terrorist positions in Diyala province. They also targeted ISIL remnants in Nineveh Governorate in a surprise operation. 

Iraqi security sources said that its forces managed to identify and arrest a number of ISIL Takfiri elements during the two operations. Similar operations have been carried out in other provinces of Iraq in recent days.

Earlier, Iraqi army forces had launched a large-scale operation in Nineveh province against the remnants of ISIL Takfiri elements.

Spokesman for the Iraqi Armed Forces Yahya Rassoul said that 12 ISIL Takfiri elements were identified and arrested following the operation.

It should be noted that movements of remnants of ISIL Takfiris have recently intensified in Iraq. This is while some reports indicate that the US has been trying for the revival of ISIL in Iraq.

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