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Daesh/ISIS attacks Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq

Two killed, five injured in attack on group’s headquarters in city of Diyala

Gulsen Topcu   | 02.12.2019
Daesh/ISIS attacks Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq file photo


Two members of the al-Hashd al-Shaabi were killed and five wounded Sunday in an attack in the city of Diyala in eastern Iraq organized by the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization.

The umbrella group of predominantly Shia militias, which is also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, was founded in late 2014 to fight the Daesh terrorist group.

The group was formally incorporated into the Iraqi army last year despite being accused of committing rights violations in parts of the country under its control.

Lieutenant Habib al-Shamri of the Iraqi police told Anadolu Agency that the headquarters of the forces was targeted.

In June 2014, the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization seized one-third of Iraqi territory including Mosul.

In December 2017, Iraqi forces had largely taken back the territories held by Daesh/ISIS.

Writing by Dilara Hamit

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