expert Hisham al-Hashimi has said around 1,000 ISIS militants crossed the
border into Iraq over the past eight months, adding that most of them
infiltrated into the country after the downfall of the terrorist group’s last
stronghold in Syria in March.
In remarks, Hashimi said that “most of those militants are Iraqis who belonged to the group in Syria. They returned back to Iraq to join the cells in remote areas.”
The militants, according to Hashimi, “move over the night to carry out operations of explosions and sniping.”