Kirkuk (IP) – The Iraqi intelligence service announced Wednesday that the country's army had killed nine ISIS terrorist elements by blowing up their hideout in Kirkuk Province.

Iran PressMiddle East: In recent weeks, attacks by ISIS elements have increased in the eastern and northern parts of Iraq.

Many Iraqi people and groups attribute the increase in ISIS movements in Iraq to the US plan to continue its occupying presence in Iraq.

 Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the Iraqi intelligence service stated that the security forces also managed to recognize the identity of the ISIS elements.

Recently, Iraq's General Security Directorate (GSD) announced that three ISIS wanted members were captured in Baghdad.

Iraqi security forces continue to search, pursue and cleanse ISIS remnants throughout the country to ensure that ISIS and its fugitive elements do not reappear.

In December 2017, after nearly three and a half years of fighting with the ISIS terror outfit, which occupied about a third of the country, the Iraqi government announced the liberation of all its territories from ISIS hands.

The remaining elements of ISIS are still active in some areas of Baghdad, Saladin, Diyala, Kirkuk, Niveneh, and Al Anbar provinces.


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