Iraqi forces blow up IEDs left behind by ISIS in Anbar

Around 150 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) left behind by "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) elements in Anbar have been detonated, Ministry of Defence spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasul said Wednesday (December 26th).

"A force from the Anbar Operations Command blew up 48 IEDs left behind by ISIS in al-Hamira, and another 60 IEDs, including a 20-litre container, five metal tins, and one 81-mm mortar in the Modern Village area,” he said in a statement obtained by Diyaruna.

The force also blew up 41 IEDs and one 60-mm mortar in Albu Khalid, and removed two locally-made IEDs during a search operation in Wadi Thamil, he said.

"A terror suspect was arrested in al-Qatana, and another wanted element was arrested in al-Sura," he added.

Based on accurate intelligence, 19 Austrian shells were found at a house in al-Tamim, he said, noting that "they were dismantled and destroyed".

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