Military Spokesman: ‘No Place for Daesh on Iraqi Lands’

Military Spokesman: ‘No Place for Daesh on Iraqi Lands’

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul, military spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, said that Daesh, which has already been vanquished, no longer poses a threat to the Arab country.

On Wednesday, Rasoul said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that Daesh cells have “almost vanished” and “can no longer threaten our cities and fellow citizens.”

He described the security raids carried out by the Iraqi forces in the past weeks on the hideouts of Daesh militants in different regions of the country as “pre-emptive”, noting that the operations are based on intelligence information.

The spokesman stressed that Daesh does not control any areas in Iraq, adding, “There is no place for Daesh on Iraqi lands. The gangs of this terrorist organization do not control any Iraqi lands, and our forces are constantly conducting pre-emptive operations against terrorist dens in mountain ranges and deserts to prevent terrorists from reaching populated areas or reorganizing an armed force even though minor.”

On Daesh’s recent video releases depicting the activities of its members, Rasoul confirmed that the terrorist group is trying to mark its presence in the media by publishing videos, most of which are old, and the Iraqi armed forces continue their intelligence efforts to eliminate the remnants of terrorism.


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