Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi ordered Thursday a new operation against ISIS remnants in central Iraq after civilians have been recently abducted and killed by the terrorist group.
A statement from Abadi's office said he met with commanders of Counter Terrorism Service to discuss the operations.
According to the statement, Abadi, who is the commander-in-chief of Iraqi forces,
vowed to eliminate the terrorist groups and bring them to justice.
"ISIS is not in control of any areas, and its members are hiding in mountains, which they used previously, and we have ordered to hunt them down," the statement read.
The operations come a day after Iraqi forces found eight executed bodies of people abducted earlier by ISIS near a village between Diyala and Salahudin in central Iraq.