Iraq launches military operation in the north to combat remaining ISIS militants

Iraq on Tuesday launched the second phase of a military operation in the north to combat ISIS sleeper cells.


The country announced victory over the terrorist group in 2017 but in recent months ISIS militias have increased ambushes and attacks across the north, killing and wounding Iraqi as well as foreign security personnel.


“The second phase of the ‘Iraqi Heroes’ operation was launched on Tuesday to search the southwestern areas of Kirkuk bordering the province...