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Islamic State fails in major plan to revive operations in Iraq

Islamic State fails in major plan to revive operations in Iraq


  • LLL-GFATF-ISIS Islamic State ISIS is an Islamic extremist terrorist organization controlling territory in Iraq...[+]

 Affected Countries: iraq;

Director of Iraq’ Intelligence and Internal Security Abu Ali al-Basri told the Arabic-language al-Sabah newspaper that Iraqi intelligence forces managed to thwart ISIL’s scheme to regain power and form new groups to start a new wave of insecurities in Nineveh province.

Al-Basri said that during the operations, which was carried out in cooperation with Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Sha’abi), several terrorists, including their notorious commander Vahid Amineh who is accused of orchestrating massacre of tens of civilians in the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, have been killed.

Al-Basri also reiterated that the details of the operations and confessions by the captured terrorists will be released soon.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the Syrian and Iraqi armies kicked off large-scale military offensives along the two countries common borders to get rid of the ISIL remnants.

The Syrian Army cleansed the ISIL terrorists from all regions stretching from the surrounding areas of Bukamal city South-East of Deir Ezzur to al-Sawaneh and al-Basiri region Southwest of the city of Palmyra in Eastern Homs, al-Ma’aizileh, T2 Station, al-Wa’ar Dam and areas near al-Tanf close to borders with Iraq, the Arabic-language al-Manar TV network reported.

It, meantime, said that Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, have conducted mop-up operations in border regions from Bukamal to the surrounding areas of al-Tanf.

In a relevant development late last month, the Syrian Army dispatched fresh military convoys to areas near Palmyra in Eastern Homs for cleansing operations against the remnants of the ISIL terrorist group who have returned to the region through cooperation with the US-backed militants who are deployed at borders in Southeastern Syria.

Hundreds of the Syrian Army troops together with tens of military vehicles and heavy military equipment have been sent to al-Sukhneh region in Eastern Palmyra in Eastern Homs province, a military source in Eastern Syria was quoted by the Arabic-language media outlets as saying.

The Syrian Army has reinforced its military positions in Eastern Homs, the source added.

He noted that the dispatch of reinforcements by the Syrian Army to the Badiyeh of Homs is taking place while the army is preparing for imminent military operations to cleanse the several hundred ISIL terrorists who have returned to a region from Badiyeh in Eastern Homs to the surrounding areas of Bukamal in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

The source also pointed to the Terrorists’ attacks on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Eastern Badiyeh, specially the roads linking Syria to Iraq, and said that the Syrian Army is planning to restore security to the strategic Bukamal road which connects Syria to Iraq by conducting fresh military operations.

Source: Iraqi News