A joint Iraqi force has launched a clearance operation to control a road previously held by ISIS, Brigadier Yahia Rasool, Spokesman for the security information center, said on Wednesday.
Under Supervision and coordination among the Joint Operations Command, the Iraqi Army, the Federal Police, Diyala and Salahuddin security forces and the Iraqi Air Forces, a clearance operation was launched in order to clean the eastern areas located between Kirkuk and Dyala cities, the spokesman added.
ISIS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the
government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was
launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a
self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.
Many suspects were arrested over links with Islamic State, since the city was recaptured from the group in July 2017.
the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the
territories that were captured by ISIS, since 2014. However, the group
still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like
it used to do before 2014.