Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), also known as Hashd Al-Shaabi announced late Friday that is has managed to repell an attack by remnants of the ISIL on the town of Khanaqin in the eastern province of Diyala.

Iran PressMiddle East: Hashed al-Shaabi said in a statement that the forces of the 23rd Brigade thwarted an attack by elements of the ISIL terrorist group on the city of Khaneqin, forcing the terrorists to flee.

Despite the defeat of the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq, there are still members of the grouplet in various parts of the country, carrying out terrorist acts from time to time.