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ISIS, the fourth phase of Heroes of Iraq begins in Diyala

ISF and Inherent Resolve begin the fourth phase of the anti-ISIS operation, Heroes of Iraq, in Diyala. The maneuvers against the Islamic State are concentrated in Al-Mkhisa, Tawakul, Diyala Basin, South Khanaqin, Zur Umm Al-Hinta and Al-Abara

ISFs have begun the fourth phase of the anti-ISIS operation, Heroes of Iraq. Local soldiers, in cooperation with Inherent Resolve, will operate in Diyala governorate on three axes. Objective: to eliminate the cells of the Islamic State in the area and allow the return of displaced persons to their homes in complete safety. Especially in Al-Mkhisa, Tawakul, Diyala Basin, South Khanaqin, Zur Umm Al-Hinta and Al-Abara. In particular, the special forces (ISOF) of Baghdad are involved. They will carry out targeted raids against Daesh, with the Coalition’s air support. Moreover, even if the offensive has just started, it has already begun to bear fruit. During a raid, an IS depot with over 20 Katyusha rockets hidden underground was discovered and dismantled in nearby Salah-al-Din.

Meanwhile, the reshaping of the Coalition’s presence in Iraq continues. Spain leaves the Basmaya base to the ISF. It is the seventh so far, based on a predetermined calendar created on the successes of the maneuvers against Daesh

Meanwhile, the reshaping of Inherent Resolve’s forces in Iraq continues, leaving more and more autonomy to the ISF in the hunt for Isis cells. In the past few hours, the Coalition has handed the Basmaya base south-east of Baghdad, previously Spanish-led. Here, Madrid troops along with Portuguese, Canadian, British and US troops trained 50,000 local troops in operations against the Islamic State. The European country will however remain in the Middle Eastern country with some advisers in the capital, helicopters and NATO support personnel. Basmaya is the seventh structure that passes into the hands of the ISF, based on a established plan and schedule, studied on the evolution and results of the maneuvers against Daesh.

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