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Diyala, IRAQ — Ten Islamic State members were killed in an airstrike on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, a top commander has confirmed.

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Speaking to AlSumaria News, Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of Dijla Operations, said, “army jets destroyed two IS rest houses in al-Mayta region, located on borders between Diyala and Salahuddin, north of Baqubah.”

“The shelling of the rest houses left 10 IS members killed,” he added. “The operation was carried out after information gathered by the intelligence of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) accurately located the two rest houses.

Security services in Diyala destroyed several IS rest houses over the past few months in sporadic regions across the province, especially near borders with Salahuddin, Iraqi News reported.

Meanwhile, six suspects were arrested over doubts of involvement in firing rockets against Tuz Khurmatu town, a source from the prime minister’s office said on Friday.

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“Surveillance jets followed the perpetrators who fired the rockets last week. They were besieged in several houses in Calar region, west of Tuz Khurmatu,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Preliminary investigations showed that two of the suspects belonged to the so-called ‘White Flags’ group,” he added.

“Intelligence operations were launched ten days ago to follow the groups which seek destabilizing security in Tuz Khurmatu,” the source said. “Military reinforcements dispatched by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces to Tuz Khurmatu come within the plan drawn to eliminate the group and reveal its supporters.”

On Wednesday, huge reinforcements arrived from central and south of Iraq in preparation for operations against villages in the town, Iraqi News reported.

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PMFs media service quoted Abu Reda al-Najjar, commander of the “northern axis” of the force’s operations, on Tuesday saying an operation against mainly Kurdish separatist groups in Salahuddin province’s restive region of Tuz Khurmatu s imminent to “clear the mountains overlooking Turkmen villages. He added that the offensive is targeting the “White Flags”, a nascent entity composed of a number of separatist groups, most notably the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), a militia fighting for Iranian Kurds’ independence.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, have been fighting since October 2016 to retake territories Islamic State had occupied. Since then, forces took back the group’s former capital, Mosul, the town of Tal Afar, Kirkuk’s Hawija, and Anbar’s Annah, Rawa and Qaim.

The war against IS has displaced at least five million people. Thousands others fled towards neighboring countries including Syria, Turkey and other European countries, since IS emerged to proclaim its self-styled “caliphate”.

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