Iraqi forces attack Daesh hideouts in Diyala

By Arif Yousef and Hussein Al-Amir

BAGHDAD

Iraqi military forces on Monday staged a security operation against suspected Daesh positions in the eastern province of Diyala, according to an Iraqi police officer.

“The operation targeted Daesh cells in Khalawiya, northeast of Baquba,” Capt. Habib al-Shammari told Anadolu Agency.

He said a number of Daesh hideouts were destroyed during the operation.

“The raid was launched following a denunciation by the intelligence services of the activity of Daesh cells in the region,” he said.

Meanwhile, a number of families were reportedly forced from their homes in the Hawd al-Nada area, east of Diyala, after Daesh attacks.

“Some families had to leave their homes following attacks by Daesh militants in the area,” said tribal elder Karim al-Nadawi.

Late last year, officials in Baghdad said Daesh’s military presence in Iraq had been virtually destroyed.

However, it seems that the notorious terrorist group still maintains “sleeper cells” in some parts of the country.

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