At least four members of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in Iraq have been killed and five others injured in an attack by the terrorist group Daesh in the eastern province of Diyala, a PMF source said on Monday.
“Four fighters were killed and five others were injured on Sunday evening as they responded to the terrorist attack launched by Daesh on the Area of Naft Khana in Diyala province,” the forces said in a statement on its website.
“The 20th Brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces are still continuing to counter the terrorist attack,” the statement read.
In December 2017, Iraq declared the liberation of its entire territory from Daesh after nearly three and a half years of confrontations with the terrorist organisation, which occupied about a third of the country.
The PMF, a multi-ethnic and non-sectarian volunteer militia created for the defence of the Republic of Iraq, has been one of the most successful and active forces in fighting against Daesh and Al-Qaeda terrorists.