Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Three terrorists were killed in a security operation carried out in several regions across Diyala, the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Security Media Center said on Wednesday.
“Joint troops from Diyala Operations Command carried out an operation in several regions including al-Oyoun village, which left three militants killed there,” Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson of the center, said.
“This came after confrontations with the militants, when of the conscripts was injured,” he added.
On Tuesday, a local official was quoted as saying that three Islamic State leaders were killed during fierce clashes with Iraqi security forces in northeastern Tikrit, Diyala.
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.
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, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. 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.