Iraqi forces continue clearing strategic Huwaijah area of ISIS sleeper cells

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The Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) continued their operation to establish security inside Huwaijah, which was recently liberated by the allied forces.

Karim Al-Khafeqi, commander of the Iraqi Army’s Second Brigade, announced earlier on Friday that the allied forces had finalized the inspection of sixteen towns near Huwaijah, noting that the operation to impose security in the area will continue in the coming days.

With the Huwaijah operation nearly completed, the Iraqi Armed Forces will shift their attention to the northeastern part of the country, where the Islamic State (ISIS) has many sleeper cells near the Iranian border.

In particular, the Islamic State has wrecked havoc in the Diyala Governorate after not having a presence inside this province for the last two years.

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