Iraq’s military intelligence forces identified and kill a notorious ISIL commander on Tuesday before he could stage a series of terrorist attacks on the Shiite pilgrims in the capital city of Baghdad.
Abu Walid was killed in Kadhimiya as he and his men were trying to attack the Shiite holy sites near Baghdad.
The Baghad operations command center announced on March 9 that 75,000 security forces would take part in the special operations to maintain the security of Shiite pilgrims in Kadhimiya.
The Shiite pilgrims visit Kadhimiya every year on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of the Imam Mousa Kazzem (PBUH), the sixth Shiite Imam.
On Saturday, Iraqi army, backed by popular fighters, killed over 15 Takfiri ISIL militants during fierce clashes with the terrorists in Western Baghdad.
According to a statement released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Sunday, Iraqi troops killed more than 15 terrorists and defused over 64 IEDs near al-Karma district.
The statement said, “Today the Iraqi security forces managed to kill 15 terrorists and wound others during a security operation in the area of Albu Haswa as part of the operation al-Karma.”
It added, “The operation also resulted in destruction of 2 hideouts of the terrorists and dismantlement of 64 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).”
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.