Two Iraqi towns in eastern province have been freed

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – (Baghdad)-Iraqi authorities say Iraqi troops backed by Shia militias have retaken two towns seized previously by terrorists in an eastern province. Police officials in Diyala province said Monday that Iraqi forces entered the towns of Saadiya and Julala late Sunday after fierce clashes with fighters from Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist group.

The fighting is still continuing with some pockets of resistance outside the two towns, said the police officials. ISIS seized the towns of Jalula, 125 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, and Sadiyah, 95 kilometers north of the capital in June which enabled ISIS to take control of lands in the country’s north and west.

Source: International media

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