ISIS Terrorists to Attack Power Pylons Across Iraq Official Warns

The State of Law Coalition, led by former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki, on Wednesday warned that Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group would possibly attack critical infrastructures, including destroying the power towers in different governorates.

“It’s not wise to say that security situation is stable across the country,” the Coalition Deputy Jassem Atwan Al-Moussawi said, lamenting that terrorist attacks could probably increase in summer time, and electricity pylons would be a “potential” target.

Al-Moussawi called on related officials to spare no efforts in maintaining security of the infrastructure projects, including power towers.

Iraq imports energy from Iran, as the opposition party accused the central government of failing to use its own resources to generate the power.

Last year, the militants carried out several attacks targeting power lines and towers which caused a power crisis in the country.

On Tuesday, the Iraqi Army Military Information Center said that security forces killed two ISIS fighters in Samarra city in Saladin province.

Despite the government of Iraq announced the liberation of all occupied areas from ISIS terrorists in December 2017, but still the group pose threat to in some areas in Diyala, Al-Anbar, Saladin, and Nineveh provinces.


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