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ISIS assaults checkpoint in Diyala, kills two police

ISIS militias assaulted an Iraqi checkpoint late on Friday in the province of Diyala and killed two Iraqi federal police officers.

The terrorists opened fires at the checkpoint linking the towns of Khanaqin and Jalawla in the province.

On Tuesday, fighter jets of the international anti-ISIS coalition struck positions of the jihadi group roughly 65 kilometers northwest of Jalawla, as ISIS sleeper cells appear to operate in less populated areas, likely stockpiling various weaponry and planning future attacks.

Iraqi officials have discovered a missile manufacturing plant in the Anbar province which they believe belonged to ISIS, an official statement said on Friday.

Thirteen missiles, 13 oxygen pipes and two 225 liter barrels of C-4 explosives were found in the plant in the town of Al-Qaim, the Directorate of General Military Intelligence said.

All the items were taken and later destroyed by specialized government engineers.

Iraq declared victory over ISIS in December 2017 some three years after the group took control of large swathes of the country. Sleeper cells of the group’s fighters still exist in the country and carry out targeted attacks in a number of areas, which the group previously controlled.