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2 ISIS killed in border area bet. Diyala, Salahuddin

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Iraqi security officials said Tuesday two ISIS terrorists were killed in an offensive in a border area between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces.

The operation was launched by Iraqi forces and allied IMIS Militias in Mtaibijh border area.

In a statement, a police official said, "The offensive devastated four ISIS hotbeds that were used for storing foodstuffs,” the statement read.

"10 mortar shells were seized and 12 bombs were dismantled during the military operation,” the statement added.

Diyala province was fully liberated in January 2015.


In early July, Iraqi PM Haider Abadi declared the full liberation of Iraqi territoriesfrom ISIS occupation.

In mid-2014, ISIS captured large swathes of the country and committed atrocities against civilians.

But a military campaign by Iraqi forces supported by US-led coalition managed to oust ISIS.

Iran-allied IMIS Militias supportedthe campaign. However, they committed brutalities against Sunnis, according to eyewitnesses and human rights groups.