An estimated 40 percent of desert areas in Anbar province are still unsafe and contain ISIS elements, although a year has passed since the province was declared liberated from the terrorist group, a source said.
There are terrorist camps in these areas linking Anbar with Salahuddin and Nineveh until the Syrian border that are unsecure, the source said, adding that terrorist elements target security personnel there from time to time.
The French defense minister earlier this month said that "the work is not over" in the fight against ISIS despite the jihadists facing the loss of their last scrap of territory, Daily Mail reported.
"The territorial caliphate, which has not yet been wiped out, is being defeated," Parly said.
"We must continue the fight against ISIS and terrorism in the region because ISIS is probably in the process of reorganizing underground and spreading out."