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Islamic State suspected of sabotaging Iraqi electrical towers

Power transmission towers have recently been targeted in Iraq, which already is suffering from major electricity shortages.
The sun sets behind electrical grids in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah in the Dhi Qar province, on Jan. 3, 2021.

The Joint Operations Command in Iraq called on citizens July 1 to “be brave” and report individuals who are damaging electric power transmission towers.The command also offered a financial reward for those who report the incidents.

Hours before this announcement by the Joint Operations Command, the Government Security Media Cell in Iraq announced that the security forces had seized a cache belonging to the Islamic State (IS) containing dozens of explosive devices intended to target the electrical transmission towers in the north of the country.

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