INA – BAGHDAD
Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Rashid Yarallah, directed the security services to take precautions against terrorist attempts in Diyala.
"In order to stand up and follow up on the latest security situations in the Diyala operations sector, the Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Yarallah, and the Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, Lieutenant-General Abdul-Amir Al-Shammari, visited Diyala Operations Command, accompanied by the Operations Deputy Chief of Staff, the Commander of the Ground Forces, the Director of Military Intelligence, the Secretary of Operations at the Army Chief of Staff, the Director of the Operations Authority of the Land Forces Command, the Director of the Intelligence and Security Department in the Command, the Director of Operations in the Ministry of Interior, and a number of directors of security services in the governorate, in addition to the leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Diyala governorate, as he was received by the Diyala Operations Commander, the Police Commander and a number of directors of the security services in the governorate,” according to a statement by the Ministry of Defense, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
"Upon his arrival, Yarallah held a security meeting, during which the Operations Commander gave a detailed briefing on the deployment of the units within the sector of responsibility," noting that "there was a discussion of reopening and spreading the units in order to secure the sector,"
The statement included , "the Chief of Staff of the Army directed all the leaders of the security services to take precautions against the schemes of terrorist gangs," stressing at the same time, “to intensify the intelligence effort, and to carry out preemptive operations against the remnants of terrorism and eliminating them,”