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Iraqi forces defuse car-bomb west of Baghdad

Iraqi security forces managed on Monday to defuse a car-bomb west of Baghdad, a statement by the Baghdad Operations Command Center said.

The explosive-laden vehicle was seized at a security checkpoint on the Abu Gharib road before being detonated in Baghdad.

Based on previous intelligence, the security forces set up a temporary checkpoint on the road linking Abu Ghuraib and Baghdad, and captured the militants while driving the minibus towards Baghdad.

The car-bomb, believed to be planted by ISIS elements, was defused without any casualties.

In mid-2014, ISIS overran roughly one third of Iraq, including the northern city of Mosul.

By late 2017, the Iraqi army with the help of a U.S.-led military coalition had managed to recover most if not all lost territories from the terrorist group.