16 Apr 2024
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - 16:42
Story Code : 377012

ISIS attack near Irans border foiled by Hashd al-Shaabi forces

MNA Hashd al-Shaabi forces foiled ISIS attack on the strategic region of Naft Khaneh in the eastern province of Diyala near Irans border.

Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi forces thwarted an attempt by a number of ISIS elements to infiltrate the Naft Khaneh region in the northern province of Diyala on Monday.

The Iraqi force said in a statement that a unit of Hashd al-Shaabi 1st Brigade thwarted the movements of ISIS elements who were trying to infiltrate the Naft Khaneh region.

The statement also noted that ISIS terrorists were trying to target the main routes of the region, especially as security forces cleared the area.

Naft khaneh is an Iraqi oil field that is located next to Iran's Naft Shahr field and has a joint reservoir.

Hashd al-Shaabi forces have foiled many ISIS attacks on this vital region so far.
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