BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – On Thursday, the Iraqi forces launched a new security operation targeting ISIS cells after receiving accurate intelligence about the terrorist group’s whereabouts.

A statement from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Wednesday said:

“On the basis of accurate intelligence information that said there was a terrorist group affiliated with ISIS gangs inside the southeastern part of the Al-Rutbah District in the village of Al-Darameh, as they were intending to attack the forces with indirect fire immediately.

A force emerged from the 1st Regiment of the 1st Infantry Brigade and a force from the headquarters of the Major General of the 1st Division and under the supervision of the Operations Commander and the division commander.”

The statement continued: “After the search, a Katyusha rocket, a 155-axis artillery shell, a 130-artillery shell, a 120-barrel mortar shell, and a homemade rocket launcher, were found, while a force from the 4th Regiment of the 39th Infantry Brigade of the 10th Division, reinforced with a treatment detachment, came out from the engineering field of the Independent Square.”

The Iraqi security forces have been vigorously working to clear the Al-Rutbah District near the Syrian border, as this area has long been used by the Islamic State to launch attacks against the military and allied paramilitaries.

On June 5, the Iraqi forces made significant progress in Operation Iraq Heroes, as their troops destroyed the remnants of ISIS in the mountains of the Diyala and Salaheddine governorates.

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