View Full Version : Iraq’s Diyala Province An Insurgent Stronghold

02-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Diyala is a perfect example of on going conflict in Iraq. When the insurgency regenerated itself in 2012, Diyala became one of its main bases. That prompted the entry of Shiite militias to fight them. In 2014 during the summer offensive the different factions joined together to seize control of the northern and eastern sections of the province. Recently the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and militias claimed that they had secured the entire province, but that was more propaganda than fact. The insurgents are still strong in rural sections and will continue to threaten not only Diyala, but neighboring Salahaddin and Baghdad as well.

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