Shafaq News / The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) announced on Saturday the arrest of Islamic State (ISIS) princes and leaders in Kirkuk.
"We have arrested a group of ISIS princes and leaders in Kirkuk province," said the official of the North Front for PMF, Abu Reda Al-Najjar, in a press conference in the presence of the brigade commander of the 16th brigadier attended by Shafaq News.
"ISIS weapons have developed recently and their number has increased in the outskirts of Kirkuk and Nineveh Governorates," explaining that "ISIS elements are supported by parties, and this is no longer hidden."
"But nevertheless, ISIS cannot and do not have sufficient strength to control both provinces," he added, stressing that "the PMF will confront them."
" PMF has always surrounded and killed ISIS, which is always ready,” Al-Najjar pointed out.
Meanwhile, PMF reported the destruction of several ISIS hideouts and killing a number of elements by artillery and missile strikes in eastern Salahuddin.
"The brigade's forces treated ISIS targets with missile and artillery shelling in " Maidan, Hodeidah and al-Sultana areas, "which resulted in the destruction of several ISIS hideouts and killing numbers of terrorists whose numbers were not counted precisely because the targets were completely destroyed," brigade commander of PMF 21 brigadier, Khudayr al-Matrouhi, told Shafaq News.
Al-Matrouhi affirmed the continued pursuit of ISIS dens through the night ambushes and the continuous patrols across the responsibility sectors east of Salahuddin, indicating that "all ISIS attacks are quick are carried out by motorcycles and then disappear in the burrows."
The overlapping areas of eastern Salahuddin between the borders of the governorates of Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk are among the hot spots for armed organizations and witnesses continuous security exposures and operations since 2014 until now.