The command announced the results of its security operations in five Iraqi provinces in a statement carried by Iraqi media on Saturday.
It said the 47th Brigade of the PMU, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, carried out the operation.
According to the statement, the Iraqi military’s intelligence service also arrested four terrorists in Kirkuk and al-Anbar.
“The Federal Police Command of the Ministry of Interior carried out a combing mission in Kirkuk governorate, during which it found a large group of improvised explosive devices from ISIS (Daesh) remnants and destroyed it,” it added, Press TV reported.
The Joint Operations Command also said that Hashd al-Sha’abi forces raided the hideouts of Daesh terrorists in Wadi al-Safa village in Salahuddin province.
The recent gains by PMU forces against terrorists come amid Washington’s attempts to classify a part of the PMU, known as the Badr Organization, as a terrorist organization.
Earlier this month, the Washington Free Beacon newspaper reported that the US Congress is seeking to enact new legislation that would designate the Badr Organization as a terrorist group.
It said that a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Joe Wilson, is leading such efforts.
This is while the PMU fighters have played a key role in fighting Daesh terrorists and in liberating areas held by the terrorist group in Iraq.
In November 2016, the Iraqi parliament voted to integrate Hashd al-Sha’abi into the country’s military.