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Iraq announces the start of a large-scale military operation against the Islamic State north of Baghdad

July 2, 2020

The Iraqi authorities announced Thursday that a large-scale military operation against the Islamic State jihadist group north of the capital, Baghdad, will begin, involving the army, police and pro-government mobilization of the People’s Armed Forces (FMP). ).

The Security Media Cell has announced that the operation has been launched “to track down the remains of the Islamic State’s terrorist gangs and” improve security and stability in these areas, “the Iraqi news agency NINA reports.

He emphasized that it was possible in the first few hours to “clean” several areas in the north of the city, which represent an area of ​​around 32 square kilometers in which several cells of the jihadist group would operate.

Iraq announces the start of a large-scale military operation against the Islamic State north of BaghdadIraq announces the start of a large-scale military operation against the Islamic State north of Baghdad

Iraq declared the “end of the war” against the Islamic State in the country on December 9, 2017 after the military recovered the last bastions that were still under the control of the jihadist organization.

However, the Islamic State has continued to carry out attacks in different parts of the country, including Baghdad and the surrounding area, practically every day, which has prompted the authorities to launch various operations against the group in different parts of the country.