Iraqi premier says gov’t to continue hunt for ISIS terrorists

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the government drew up plans to continue the military operations against the Islamic State terrorist group.

“The coming days will witness visits by important figures to Iraq,” Alsumeria News quoted Abdul-Mahdi as saying at a weekly press conference.

“The government is committed to considering the legitimate demands of all segments of Iraqi society,” he concluded.

The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.

Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.

Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.

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