Iraq: ISIL Detains Own Members Fleeing from Diyala
“The ISIL terrorists, whose base is in Hawija in South of Kirkuk, arrested more than 40 of its own elements, including field leaders, who fled from their positions in the Mataibija area on the border between the provinces of Diyala and Salahuddin on the pathways towards Hamrin Mountains,” the source said.
On Thursday, The Iraqi security forces captured the main ISIL base in the Eastern Diyala province and purged the terrorists from the region.
The successful operations of the Iraqi army and popular forces in the strategic town of al-Mataibija on the border of Diyala and Salahuddin provinces led to the freedom of the town and cleaning up the terrorists from the region.
During the operations in Mataibija and its surroundings, also tens of ISIL terrorists were killed and 5 training centers of the terrorist group were destroyed completely.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control a shrinking part of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.