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More than 50 IS militants sneak from Hawija to Mutaibaija

More than 50 IS militants sneak from Hawija to Mutaibaija
Members of the Islamic State. File photo.


Hawija (IraqiNews.com) An official in Diyala Province revealed that more than 50 members of the Islamic State group have sneaked from Hawija to al-Mutaibaija, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

Mayor of al-Khalis District, Udai al-Khedran, said in a press statement that more than 50 fighters of the Islamic State group sneaked from Hawija to al-Mutaibaija, located on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin, in the last few weeks.

Khedran also warned that al-Mutaibaija may represent a weakness to the stability of Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk, due to its strategic location.


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