(KIRKUK, Iraq.) Federal Police & Popular Mobilisation Forces Operation: Launched against the #Daesh according to a security source it was supported by fighter jets and was based on intelligence gathered: Weapons and ammunition was confiscated in their first raid as they hit sleeper cells located in the province earlier at least fifteen people were reported killed at a checkpoint by militants #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsReport – Mar.13: Iraqi forces yesterday launched a large military operation against Daesh in the province of Kirkuk, a security source said: Police Captain Hamed Al-Obeidi told the Anadolu Agency that “the joint forces of the Federal Police and the Popular Mobilization Forces have launched a military operation to secure villages in the Riyadh district of Hawija district, 55 kilometres southwest of the city of Kirkuk.” #AceNewsDesk reports

Iraqi security forces deploy military equipment after taking control of Altun Kopru village of Kirkuk, Iraq on 20 October 2017 [Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency]

March 12, 2018 at 2:50 pm

He added that “the operation was supported by fighter jets, and was based on intelligence concerning the activities of the organisation’s militants.”

“The joint forces confiscated weapons and ammunition from the militants a few hours after the operation began,” he said: Over the past weeks, the province of Kirkuk has seen escalating…

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