Iraqi soldiers gather to go battle against Islamic State militants south of Mosul , Iraq, June 15, 2016 -
BAGHDAD – 16 November 2017: Degla Operations Commander Lt General Mozher al Azawi announced on Thursday the launch of a wide-scale military operation to pursue Daesh militants east of Baqouba, Diyala province, Al Sumaria TV reported.
In statements, Azawi said that police and army personnel launched a military offensive to fight Daesh fighters in Kanaan, some 20 km east of Baqouba in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala.
Degla Operations have recently launched a series of military offensives in several areas in Diyala.
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