May 11, 2020 04:56 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 22, 2020 13:52 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iraq's PMU thwarted ISIS attack on Babil province

Iraqi People's Mobilization Forces thwarted ISIS terrorists' attack on Jurf al-Nasr area in Babil province on Sunday.

Iran PressMiddle East: Iraqi People's Mobilization Forces forces (Hashad al-Shaabi) said in a statement that they thwarted an attack by ISIS terrorist elements on the Jurf al-Nasr area and forced the terrorists to flee.

Despite the defeat of the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq, a number of this terrorist group are still present in different parts of the country and are carrying out terrorist acts in a scattered manner.

In 2014, the terrorist group ISIS, with the financial and military support of the United States and its Western and Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia, invaded Iraq, occupied large parts of the northern and western regions of the country and committed countless crimes. Iraq then called on Iran to help Baghdad fight against these terrorists.

With the advisory help of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraqi forces on November 17, 2017, managed to liberate the city of Rawa in Anbar province (the last base of ISIS in Iraq). With the liberation of this city, the work of ISIS in Iraq was practically over.

Hashd al-Shabi was formed in 2014 after the ISIS terrorist group occupied some areas and cities in Iraq under the fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani, the supreme authority of the Iraqi Shiites, and in 2016, with the approval of the Iraqi parliament, it came under the command of the Iraqi Armed Forces.

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