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In Iraq prevented an attempt by terrorists to enter the country

Iraqi militia, "al-Hashd al-SHAABI" prevented members of the terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG)* to penetrate into Iraq from Syria, said Tuesday the news Agency Baghdadtoday with reference to the press service of the militia.

"The strength of the 17th brigade militia prevented the attempt of members of the Islamic state group to infiltrate from Syria into the territory of Anbar province in the center Akashat", - reads the statement of the press service. According to her, the militia forces have opened fire on the car of the militants, forcing them to retreat to the Syrian border.

At the end of 2017, Iraqi officials declared victory over ISIS in the country, but the Iraqi army, backed by units of the people's militia and the international coalition continues Stripping of militants and operations to identify "sleeper cells" of terrorist groups in some areas. In may, Iraqi armed forces conducted a large-scale anti-terrorist operation "Lions Jazeera" (the region in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers) in the territory bordering with Syria in the provinces of Anbar and Ninawa, as well as the neighboring province of Salah al-DIN.

* Banned in Russia as a terrorist organization.