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Iraqi paramilitary fighters kill Islamic State terrorist in Diyala

A Shi’ite volunteer wearing a mask, who has joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), looks on during a parade on a street in Kanaan, Diyala province, June 26, 2014.

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi paramilitary fighters killed on Wednesday an Islamic State terrorist near Hamrin Mountains in Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Iraqi news website Almaalomah, the source said that the “paramilitary fighters of al-Hashd al-Shaabi killed the terrorist before he could sneak into the villages of Hamrin.”

He added that the paramilitary fighters are stationed near the Hamrin front lines to foil any infiltration attempt by Islamic State militants.

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.



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