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Iraq discovers Daesh missile manufacturing plant in Anbar

A Daesh sign at the entrance of the city of al-Qaim, in Iraq's western Anbar province near the Syrian border, seen on November 3, 2017 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images]
A Daesh sign at the entrance of the city of Al-Qaim, in Iraq's western Anbar province near the Syrian border, seen on November 3, 2017 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images]

Iraqi officials have discovered a missile manufacturing plant in the Anbar province which they believe belonged to Daesh, an official statement said.

Thirteen missiles, 13 oxygen pipes and two 225 litre barrels of C-4 explosives were found in the plant in the town of Al-Qa’im, the Directorate of General Military Intelligence said.

All the items were taken and later destroyed by specialised government engineers.

Iraq declared victory over Daesh in December 2017 some three years after the group took control of large swathes of the country. Sleeper cells of the group’s fighters still exist in the country and carry out targeted attacks in a number of areas which the group previously controlled.

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