Islamic State executes two leaders after troops confiscate weapon stash in Diyala

Islamic State militants. File photo

Diyala ( Islamic State militant group has executed two of its leaders in Diyala province, a security source said on Monday, indicating confiscation of a main weapon stash for the group in the province.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “Islamic State killed two of its militants in Hamrin basin, northeast of Baquba, after confiscating the main weapon stash of the so-called Diyala State by security troops few days ago.”

“Seizing the main weapon stash, which included hundreds of weapons and explosives, was a strong blow against the group,” the source who preferred anonymity, added.

The execution, according to the source, “indicates the unstable situation within the group after losing a main source for weapons.”

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

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