Speaking to Mawazin News, the source said that security forces clashed with a Daesh member on the outskirts of Mandali town in Balad Ruz district, Diyala, leaving him dead.
“The clashes also left a police officer wounded,” the source said, adding that the security situation is now under control.
Iraq declared the collapse of Daesh’s territorial influence in November 2017 with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.
Daesh ahd declared a self-styled “caliphate” in a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014. A government campaign, backed by Hashd al-Shaabi (popular mobilization) forces, was launched in 2016 to retake Daesh-held regions, managing to retake all havens, most notably the city of Mosul, the group’s previously proclaimed capital.
Source: Iraqi News