INA – Baghdad
Counter-Terrorism Service announced that it has carried out more than 253 military operations against Daesh terrorist gangs during 2020.
“With direct directions from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and under the direct supervision and planning of the Head of the Counter-Terrorism Service, First Lieutenant General Abd al-Wahhab al-Sa’edi, the Counter-Terrorism Service forces and the tactical units of special ops were able to carry out 253 operations during the year,” according to a statement by the Counter-Terrorism Service received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
The security forces arrested 292 terrorist operatives and killed 206 others.
“These operations were carried out with air support from the aviation of the Iraqi army and the aviation of the US-Led international coalition," included the statement.
“The digital security teams of the Counter-Terrorism Service have succeeded in tracking down 26,280 accounts of terrorist gangs on social media platforms and instant messaging sites,”
The operations carried out by the Counter-Terrorism Service aim to create a safe and stable environment for the lives of our Iraqi people by ongoing operations to track down and target terrorist cells and their electronic platforms that spread hatred and extremism among its sects, according to the statement.