Diyala police defuse four bombs, destroy booby-trapped motorbike for IS

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Diyala ( – Security forces dismantled on Tuesday four explosive devices and destroyed a booby-trapped motorbike for Islamic State in al-Nada area in northeastern Diyala.

In a press release, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press, the Diyala Police Directorate said its security forces carried out a military operation targeting Islamic State remnants in several villages in al-Nada area, in northeastern Diyala.

“The troops defused four bombs and destroyed a booby-trapped motorbike that was used by Islamic State militants for moving within al-Nada area,” the statement read.

“Iraqi security forces will continue to assume their duties on a daily basis to track down Islamic State terrorists and purge all Iraqi territories from their war leftovers,” the statement concluded.

In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.

In November, Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence earlier with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.

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