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TEHRAN, May 28 (MNA) – At least 25 hideouts belonging to ISIL terrorists were identified and destroyed in extensive anti-terrorist operations in Diyala, Tuz khurmato, and Kirkuk, Iraq's Joint Operations Command announced.During the said operations, a number of grenades, mortars, and other weapons were confiscated, Iraqi sources reported.

An observation deck used by terrorist elements was also destroyed, the sources said.

The operations were participated by forces of the Iraqi Army, PMU, and interior forces.

ISIL, which attacked Iraq on June 7, 2014, and managed to capture about 45% of the country's territory for a short period of time, was defeated in November 2017; However, since then, the remanent members of the terrorist group are still present and operating in Iraq and Syria and carry out terrorist activities from time to time.

Iraqi security forces keep searching, clearing, and chasing ISIL across the country to make sure that ISIL and its escaped elements do not re-emerge.

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Original Article Source: Mehr News | Published on Sunday, 28 May 2023 19:30 (about 272 days ago)