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3 jihadists blow themselves up in north Iraq: army

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In northern Iraq, three suspected Isis suicide bombers have blown themselves up a day after the jihadists' "caliphate" was wiped out in neighboring Syria, on Sunday.

The spokesman for the army, Yahya Rassoul, said that the incident occurred in a region near the Syrian border, where there are believed to be a number of jihadist sleeper cells.

Moreover, he added that the suspects died as troops surrounded them, but there were no casualties among government forces.

Meanwhile, local officials said that the suspects were killed while they were trying to attack troops in the village of Qayrawan, south of the mountainous region of Sinjar, which borders Syria.

On Saturday, March 23rd, fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pronounced the death of the nearly five-year-old Isis "caliphate" which once stretched across a vast strip of Syria and Iraq.

In addition, their victory was hailed as a major landmark in the battle against the jihadists, however, there have also been numerous calls for continued vigilance, as various experts have predicted that the fight is far from over.

And there was also a warning from the top SDF commander, Mazloum Kobane, regarding a new phase beginning in the anti-Isis operations, and the need to smash the "sleeper cells" which are thought to have been set up by the terrorist group.