Iraqi forces on Monday launched a military offensive against Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Iraqi.
According to local police source, the operation targeted Daesh terrorists in Naft Khana, about 110 kilometers (68.3 miles) northeast of Diyala province.
In 2014 Daesh raid areas in Dayala along the vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraqi but Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition have managed to recapture most territory ever since.
Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led air coalition, are currently engaged in a major offensive to dislodge the terrorist group from Mosul, their last stronghold in northern Iraq.
Meanwhile, five Daesh militants were killed in an Iraqi airstrike south-west of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
Daesh terrorists still controls a large pocket south-west of Kirkuk province, which includes the districts of Hawija, Al-Riyadh and Al-Zab.