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Paramilitary militia thwarts IS attack northeast of Diyala

Paramilitary militia thwarts IS attack northeast of Diyala
Al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces.

Diyala (IraqiNews) Al-Hash al-Shaabi (paramilitary militia) announced, on Saturday, thwarting an attack launched by the Islamic State group, northeast of Diyala.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi said in a statement that security forces from the 110th brigade, managed to foil an attack launched by the Islamic State terrorist group on the security checkpoints, near al-Saadiyah area, northeast of Diyala Province.

The Islamic State group is trying to cause any security preach in Diyala Province; however, all its attempts failed, the statement added.

It is noteworthy that the self-proclaimed Islamic State militants “Daesh” are frequently carrying out attacks and terrorist operations against civilians and security members, in the areas that were previously secured by the security forces.

Diyala witnessed months of escalating fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants, especially in Jalawla and Saadiyah areas, north of the province, in addition to some areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi is a paramilitary militia and an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization composed of some 40 militias that are mostly Shia Muslim groups, but also including Sunni Muslim, Christian, and Yazidi individuals as well.



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