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The hunt for Isis resumes in Iraq, despite the crisis between the USA and Iran. ISF operations against the Islamic State in Baghdad, Kirkuk and on the border with Syria
In Iraq, despite the continuation of the crisis between the US and Iran, the hunt for Isis has resumed. The ISF have launched several operations across the country to dismantle the sleeping cells of the Islamic State. One was carried out in Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad and led to the arrest of some wanted militiamen. In Kirkuk, however, dozens of explosive devices were seized and some caves and shelters used by the Daesh jihadists to hide and move undisturbed were destroyed. The raids involved the mountain area of Mama and the villages of Kubaiba, Mzirir and Mansuriya in the Dibis district. Finally, Iraqi soldiers repelled an attack on the border police headquarters on the border with Syria, northeast of Qaim. It is not clear if the terrorists tried to infiltrate the neighboring country or if they came from there.
Daesh tries to take advantage of the situation, but has little time. Inherent resolve will soon resume the offensive and in Syria has already increased the pressure on the militiamen
What is certain, however, is that Isis is trying to take advantage of the crisis between the US and Iran to raise its head in Iraq. In recent days, in fact, there has been an anomalous increase in attacks by the Islamic State in various areas of the Middle Eastern country. Not only against civilian targets, as happened in recent months. But also against the soldiers. Daesh militants exploits the fact that Inherent Resolve has frozen operations for security reasons. These, however, will soon resume. In addition, the ISF have already started to hunt for the refuges and the logistic network of jihadists thanks to a greater Falcon Cell activity. In Syria, furthermore, the crisis has increased the pressure on IS, in particular in Deir Ezzor. It is no coincidence that attempts to flee to Iraq are raised.