Iraqi Federal police is preparing to storm Shirqat town in Salahuddin governorate during the next few hours, Lt Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat, Commander of Iraqi Federal Police, said Wednesday.
He added that hundreds of ISIS terrorists are besieged in the city and they are using the same combat techniques as booby-trapped cars and suicide bombers in fighting against Iraqi forces.
The Federal police's drones and Iraqi army warplanes have bombarded ISIS strongholds in the town, he asserted.
In June 2014, ISIS captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria. But the US-led coalition launched a campaign to oust the terror group of the two countries.