Security forces in Iraq have reported killing a high-ranking commander of the Islamic State (ISIS) while detaining at least a dozen others in a counterterrorism operation in country’s northern province of Nineveh.
The operations that resulted in the mentioned kill and arrests were conducted in accordance with recently revamped operations to ensure that the takfiris do not return to liberated areas. A large number of munitions and firearms were seized from the Takfiris as well as the detonation of over 70 explosive devices.
The development occurred a day after fighters from Popular Mobilization Units – commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi – and soldiers from the Salahuddin Operations Command launched joint operations in 30 villages of Iraq’s north-central province of Salahuddin, destroying three militant hideouts as well as two underground tunnels used by Daesh members.
Iraqi government troops in collaboration with allied troops have been setting up Mobilization Units are trying to purge the Arab country of the last remnants of the terror outfit.