Iraqi forces rid Diyala of Daesh
Iraqi soldiers and pro-government militiamen check a machine gun mounted on an armored vehicle stationed near the town of Muqtadiyah in Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad, during a military operation against Daesh. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
Iraq’s armed forces backed by volunteers have liberated the eastern province of Diyala from the occupation of Daesh, reports AFP.
"We announce the liberation of Diyala from the [Daesh] organization," Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir al-Zaidi said.
"Iraqi forces are in complete control of all the cities and districts and subdistricts of Diyala province."
In an attack in Diyala earlier this month at least 27 Daesh militants and four Iraqi troops were killed.