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Najaf police comb province in anticipation of Ashura attacks

Najaf - File photo
Police in Najaf are combing the deserts of the province in anticipation of probable attacks during Islamic Ashura celebrations set to take place on Thursday.

Najaf police chief Alaa al-Zubaidi said in a press statement that the operation includes combing watchtowers and checkpoints, along with the district of the Imam Hassan Spring and the Forward Operating Base Duke.

Zubaidi added that the combing process was carried out in cooperation with the Iraqi Special Operations Forces and other forces to make sure the area is free of any security threats.