BAGHDAD (AA) – The Iraqi army launched a military operation on Saturday against the ISIS in the northern province of Salahuddin, according to a local military source.
The operation aims to hunt down ISIS fighters holed up in Dujail district, south of Salahuddin, the source said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.
The Iraqi military has yet to confirm the offensive.
Earlier Saturday, two rocket attacks targeted Dujail district. No injuries were reported.
In 2017, Iraq declared victory over ISIS, saying it had reclaimed all territories the group had controlled since the summer of 2014, which was estimated to be about a third of the country’s territory.
The group, however, still maintains sleeper cells in large areas in Iraq and launches sporadic attacks.