"The Hashd al-Shaabi organization offers condolences… in connection with the death of two fighters on duty as a result of a blast of an explosive device on the route of their car in the north of Babil province," the press service said in a statement.
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On February 25, Iraqi security forces announced the start of a large-scale sweep operation of a 280-mile zone in the west of the country adjacent to the Syrian border. Iraqi parliament's First Deputy Speaker Hassan Kaabi called on the country's security agencies to take urgent measures to combat IS terrorists amid frequent kidnappings of civilians by militants in northwestern Iraq.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia