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ISIS tunnels destroyed in western Iraq

Four tunnels and 31 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were destroyed in an Iraqi forces operation to clear the western Anbar desert of "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) remnants, the Anbar Operations Command said Monday (April 15th).

"Iraqi army forces carried out search and combing operations in desert areas of Anbar to deny the terrorists any chance to set up a safe haven there," the command said in a statement.

"The operation was carried out from three pivots in Anbar's desert with aerial support from Iraqi army and international coalition warplanes," it said.

"During the two-day operation, desert areas west of Haditha and Wadi Houran, the desert south of Kubaysa, and areas between the Euphrates river and Lake al-Tharthar were searched," the statement said.

Four tunnels and several rest-houses where terrorists were hiding were destroyed and 31 IEDs were blown up by the explosives disposal teams," it said.

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