Iraqi forces uncover ISIS hideout in Anbar desert

Iraqi forces killed 11 "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) elements in Wadi al-Abyadh in Anbar’s desert, 180 kilometres west of Ramadi, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence said Monday (December 4th).

"Joint Iraqi army and tribal forces discovered a new hideout of ISIS militants in Anbar’s desert," Anbar operations commander Maj. Gen. Mahmoud al-Falahi told Diyaruna.

"A joint ground force moved towards it with the support of Iraqi helicopters and engaged ISIS elements for several hours after storming the hideout," he said.

They were hiding in a cave in Wadi al-Abyadh, and were killed after refusing to surrender, he said.

"Various weapons, explosives and information stored on electronic devices in their possession were also seized in the operation," he said.

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