Iraqi security forces on Sunday launched a large-scale military operation against ISIS in the eastern Diyala province.
The operation aims to hunt down terrorists in al-Adhaim district, Iraqi police officer Shalan al-Kameli told Anadolu Agency.
He said the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi militia and Iraqi air forces are taking part in the offensive.
Sunday’s operation comes two days after 11 Iraqi soldiers were killed in a deadly ISIS attack on a military headquarters in Diyala.
In 2017, Iraq declared victory over ISIS by reclaiming all territories the group controlled since the summer of 2014.