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Iraq Finds Underground ISIS Training Camp

Iraq Finds Underground ISIS Training Camp

Saturday, 4 July, 2020 - 06:00
Iraqi forces during an operation against ISIS remnants in Iraq. Iraq's Security Media Cell
Beirut - Asharq Al-Awsat

The Iraqi authorities announced Friday finding an underground ISIS training camp during the second day of the Tarmiyah operations north of Baghdad against the remnants of the terrorist organization.


“The Tarmiyah operation has achieved enormous results that would reflect positively on the security of the region in the coming days,” said Ali Jabouri, a commanding officer.


“The underground ISIS hideout included eight rooms and was used to hide terrorists and to train them on targeting Iraqi forces,” Jabouri explained.


Tarmiyah operation was launched on Thursday with the participation of brigades 42, 43 and 12, a joint force from the Baghdad Operations Command, the rapid reaction forces and federal police with Iraqi air force support.


It aims to target the remnants of ISIS, arrest wanted individuals, enhance security and stability, end security breaches, and protect the interests of citizens.


Since the operation started, Iraqi forces have found five ISIS hideouts, and arrested a number of wanted individuals and handed them over to the Baghdad Operations Command.


The Iraqi forces thwarted an ISIS attack south of Samarra.


The Popular Mobilization Forces said in a statement that a force from the 41st Brigade responded on Thursday evening to the attack of ISIS elements in the Tal al-Dhahab area.


Meanwhile, MP Mohammed al-Karbouli, member of the parliamentary security and defense committee, denounced “arbitrary arrest campaigns north of Baghdad.”


He said security forces have once again committed mistakes by arresting and terrorizing innocent residents.


Karbouli revealed that more than 50 young men were seized in a humiliating way in front of their families.


“Maybe the Sunnis are the weakest due to the financial and moral campaign launched against them,” he said.


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