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Defense Ministry says war with ISIS became 'purely intelligence'

Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Tahseen al-Khafaji said Saturday that the fight with ISIS became purely intelligence.

Khafaji said Iraqi security forces are setting a number of operations in order to capture and eliminate remnants and sleeper cells of ISIS and other terrorist organizations.

In press remarks, Khafaji denied news about failure by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and security apparatuses in previous operations that aimed at eliminating ISIS.

He further pointed out that terrorists mingle among citizens and will sure get advantage of the new combat engagement laws that prevent security forces from engaging with terrorists in case there are citizens.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 20 August 2019 05:34 AM