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Daesh command center reduced to rubble in Iraq’s Diyala: Report

A high-ranking Iraqi security official says pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units have managed to completely destroy the command center of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the Arab country’s eastern province of Diyala.

“Daesh sustained substantial losses this year, and most of its commanders who were members of the so-called War Council were killed during military operations in Diyala,” Faisal al-Abadi, chief of Diyala’s provincial police, told Arabic-language Baghdad Today news agency on Saturday.

He added, “Daesh’s War Council was completely destroyed in the province.”


The development came less than a week after Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said a high-profile Daesh militant commander, who apparently masterminded a September deadly terror attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, had been killed in the same Iraqi province.

The IRGC public relations office announced in a statement released on October 16 that the senior militant, better known by the nom de guerre Abu Dhoha, was killed along with four assistants in an ambush carried out by members of the Popular Mobilization Units – commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi.

On October 1, the IRGC rained surface-to surface ballistic missiles on the positions of Daesh in eastern Syria, which along with the al-Ahwazia separatist group claimed responsibility for the September 22 terrorist attack in Ahvaz.

The IRGC announced in a statement that the missiles were launched at 2 a.m. local time (2230 GMT September 31) from the western Iranian city of Kermanshah.

The statement added that drones bombarded the Daesh positions after the missile strikes.

On September 22, four gunmen attacked a military parade in Ahvaz, killing at least 25 people and wounding 69 others. A four-year-old boy was among the fallen victims.

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