Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Diyala Police Command announced on Monday conducting a proactive operation in the areas south of Baqubah, in order to chase the Islamic State’s cells in the area.
Spokesman for Diyala Pollice, Col. Ghalib al-Attiyah, said in a press statement, “Joint security forces carried out a proactive military operation to search the areas south of Baqubah.”
“The operation covered the areas of al-Qatoun, al-Muradiyah, al-Sih and al-Ayt south of the province, on the banks of Diyala River,” Attiyah explained.
“The operation was conducted to protect civilians and chase the sleeper cells of the Islamic State,” Attiyah further added.
Large areas of the province of Diyala was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, and still witness several acts of violence.