The Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad’s defenses on Friday to protect it from any possible attack and intensified the deployment of the security forces.
The Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad's defenses on Friday to protect it from any possible attack and intensified the deployment of the security forces across the city.
The interior ministry said security forces had adopted a new security plan for the capital to protect it from any militant attack.
"The plan consists of intensifying the deployment of forces, and increasing intelligence efforts and the use of technology such as (observation) balloons and cameras and other equipment," ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan told AFP.
"We have been in a war with terrorism for a while, and today the situation is exceptional."
Regarding the battlefield developments, the Iraqi army frustrated a terrorist attack carried out by ISIL militants against one of its military bases in Tikrit, and its warplanes bombarded a terrorist gathering in the city.
The Iraqi military also continued its operations against ISIL terrorists in Dayalah, Salahudine and Anbar provinces, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
In the same context, thousands of Iraqis flooded to the volunteer centers in order to join the army in the face of ISIL offensive.