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(Iraq News)- Iraqi security forces.

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Baqubah (IraqiNews.com) Commander of Tigris Operations, Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi, on Saturday, announced destroying a hideout belonging to the Islamic State group, and dismantling four improvised explosive devices by a military operation, northeast of Baqubah.

Ezzawi said in a press statement that joint security forces, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia, conducted extensive military operations in the valleys of Thlab, Qazla and al-Hadidi, near Naft Khana (80 km northeast of Baqubah), destroying a hideout belonging to the Islamic State, as well as dismantling four improvised explosive devices, without causing any casualties.

The operation took place within the strategy of the Tigris Operations Command to eliminate the presence of the Islamic State cells, in addition to destroying the terrorist group hideouts in the area, he added.

Noteworthy, Tigris Operations announced destroying dozens of the Islamic State hideouts in several areas of Diyala, in the last few months.

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