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Iraqi Forces Eliminate 15-Member Terrorist Cell in Nineveh Province, Reports Say

Sputnik News

08:51 GMT 15.11.2020

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Iraqi security forces have neutralised a terrorist cell consisting of 15 militants in the northern province of Nineveh, Iraq's INA news agency reported, citing the National Security Department.

According to a statement, the security department units have carried out operations in various parts of Nineveh and detained militants from a sleeper cell, who reportedly confessed to planning terror attacks. Their cases were referred to the relevant judicial authorities.

The detentions were reported several days after a deadly shooting in the capital city of Baghdad claimed at least 11 lives. According to preliminary information, the Daesh* terrorist group was behind the attack.

In late 2017, Iraq declared a victory over Daesh, but the armed forces still conduct operations against militants and sleeper cells that are active in different parts of the country.

*Daesh (Islamic State/IS/ISIL/ISIS) - a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

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