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IMIS evacuate western areas of Tigris River amid fears of ISIS attacks

IMIS evacuate western areas of Tigris River amid fears of ISIS attacks

The Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) have evacuated a number of areas located on the western side of the Tigris River in Nineveh, well-informed sources said on Sunday.

The sources pointed out that such a step is very dangerous at a time when these areas are constantly subjected to attacks carried out by ISIS terrorist group.

Iraqi forces have taken control of most of the disputed areas located between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad following the independence referendum signed last year.

Among the areas located in the west of the Tigris, is Sinjar town, the home of the Yezidis.

The sources said that such a move has raised fears among the residents there as ISIS terrorist group may launch more terror attacks in these areas.

"In the past, the Peshmerga forces were deployed in these areas, while the Iraqi army was guarding the borders.", the sources concluded.

Last Modified: Sunday، 12 August 2018 12:02 PM
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