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Popular Mobilization Forces discover Islamic State camp in Salahuddin

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Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Popular Mobilization Forces (PMFs) discovered on Tuesday an Islamic State camp in Salahuddin province, Alforat News reported.

“The PMF’s 11th brigade found a training camp of Islamic State militant group at As Siniyah city in Salahuddin province,” the PMF media office said in a statement.

“Also, the paramilitary troops found a workshop that was used by IS militants for making bombs and booby-trapping vehicles,” the statement added.

In mid-November, the Iraqi army announced the launch of an offensive to clear the desert bordering Syria of IS militants.

Army, police and paramilitary units are taking part in the operation, which aim at clearing provinces of Salahuddin, Nineveh and Anbar provinces that form part of a region known as al-Jazirah, from Islamic State.

The operation came a few days after Iraqi forces recaptured Rawa, the last Iraqi town controlled by the militant group.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will announce “the final defeat” of IS once it is routed in the desert.

Many IS militants are believed to have fled to sparsely-populated parts of the al-Jazirah region after suffering a series of defeats across Iraq and Syria.


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