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IMIS closes 320 fake offices, mostly in Baghdad

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The security directorate of IMIS announced Wednesday closing more than 320 fake headquarters for the Iran-backed group, who claim to be part of the group.

The campaign carried out by the Security Directorate of IMIS resulted in the closure of more than 320 headquarters, mostly in Baghdad, a statement by the directorate said.

"The other security agencies had a significant role in helping us to perform the task through coordinating with them," the statement added.

Fake offices

Leader of Iraq's National Movement for Development and Reform Jamal al-Karboli said earlier that there are many fake offices for Iran-backed IMIS across Iraqi provinces, which he said extort citizens.

Karboli said that IMIS has already shuttered many fake headquarters in separate parts of Baghdad. He called for closing the rest of these offices and arresting their managers.

He added that such offices humiliate citizens and harm the state.

IMIS forces released a statement on Thursday saying that its fighters had closed four offices pretending to belong to IMIS in the Karrada district of central Baghdad.

The statement also indicated that among the offices were two who claimed they belong to the IMIS's 40th Brigade and the headquarters of the so-called Abu al-Fadhl al-Abbas Brigade administered by Sheikh Aws al-Khafaji located in the center of Karrada.

The group noted that its security unit “tried to shut down the unauthorized office, but those who were present there stopped us from doing so, and disciplinary action had to be taken against them.”

The IMIS's 40th Brigade is accused of assaulting a Kurdish judge and his driver earlier in February.


Last Modified: Thursday، 09 May 2019 12:14 AM