Iraqi forces retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Daesh terror group, more than three years after the terrorists stormed nearly a third of Iraq's territory, the Defense Ministry said.
As an official branch of the Iraqi armed forces, the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known by its Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, has been a bulwark against Daesh terrorism in Iraq soon after the terrorist group launched an offensive in the Arab country in 2014.
Syria has criticized the UN Security Council for its inaction towards Israel’s fresh acts of aggression against its territory in the Golan Heights, denouncing the attacks as an example of Tel Aviv’s collaboration with terrorist groups.
Iran’s defense chief has slammed US President Donald Trump’s threat to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying any such move against the elite counterterrorism force would only promote terror and instability in the region and the entire world.
A division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Wednesday it has arrested a Takfiri terrorist linked to a Daesh-affiliated ring, which planned to carry out terror attacks in the capital, Tehran.