Pro-government Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) conducted a military operation in Diyala province against the ISIL terrorist group and managed to discover and destroy a number of their fortifications and hideouts.
The Hashd al-Sha’abi forces destroyed several underground tunnels of the ISIL terrorist group in Diyala province, the Arabic-language Sumeriya News reported on Monday.
It noted that the Iraqi forces continue their anti-terrorist operations in different parts of Iraq to uproot the ISIL terrorists.
Reports said in August 2019 that commanders of the ISIL terrorist group had ordered their forces and family members to leave their last bases and strongholds in Western Iraq as Iraq’s military forces were preparing to launch massive military operations in the region.
“The Iraqi military forces are preparing to capture the last ISIL strongholds in Western Iraq and the military equipment for these operations have been fully supplied and transferred, and we are waiting for the final order by the joint operations command center to attack al-Khalediya Island and Heet town in the Western parts of al-Anbar province,” Head of the Security Committee of al-Anbar province’s Council Rajeh al-Issawi said.