Iraqi forces ‘liberate’ Diyala from ISIS: officer

Shiite fighters and military vehicles are seen during a military operation to retake positions held by ISIS militants, on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah in Diyala province, north of Baghdad January 25, 2015. (Reuters)

Iraqi forces have “liberated” Diyala province from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, retaking all populated areas of the eastern region, a top army officer said on Monday.

The symbolic victory for Baghdad, which has at times struggled to push ISIS back, could clear the way for further advances against the militants

“We announce the liberation of Diyala from the (ISIS) organization,” Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir al-Zaidi said.
 
 
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