Iraqi security forces launched a military operation to hunt down ISIS terrorist cells in four areas adjacent to the Diyala River in the northeast of the province.
Head of Local Council of Miqdadiyah district Adnan Al Tamemy said a military operation was launched in Basateen, Sharwain, Ad-Walib and Arab Hamada, as well as other areas adjacent to the Diyala River.
Iraqi cities are bearing the brunt of ISIS terror. Explosions, suicide bombings and assassinations are a commonplace. Many civilians and police and army personnel die in the aftermath of this violence.