One killed, four injured in attack on PMU forces in Baghdad
The attack occurred while the militants were carrying out a field mission in the Tarmiyah district with the aim of clearing the area from remnants of ISIL terrorists
Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, announced Wednesday that one member was killed and four other members were injured by a bomb explosion in the north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
The incident happened while PMU forces were launching a patrol in the Tarmiyah district with the aim of clearing the area from remnants of ISIL terrorists and providing security.
In a statement issued by the PMU, the organization expressed that it will continue to defend the lands and sanctuaries of Iraq.
The Popular Mobilization Units as a group was formed in 2014 and have fought in nearly every major battle against ISIL.
In December 2017, after nearly three and a half years of combating ISIL forces, which occupied about a third of the country, the Iraqi government announced the liberation of all its territories from the grip of the terrorist organization.
Remnants of ISIL forces are still operating in areas of Baghdad, Saladin, Diyala, Kirkuk, Niveneh, and Al Anbar provinces.
Earlier, PMF chief Faleh Al-Fayyad said that it "dealt a strong blow today to a group of ISIL terrorists in Mosul [...] and the PMF has targets among terrorist groups that we will carry out in the next few days."
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He also promised the Iraqi people that the PMF will "protect and preserve the political process through constitutional institutions."