RAAD SAYS HEZBOLLAH ESCALATING TO ‘PRESERVE DETERRENCE EQUATION’

The head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc, MP Mohammad Raad, said Sunday that his group is 'reassured' over the course of its conflict with Israel.

'The resistance is escalating its operations against the Israeli enemy to a certain level in order to preserve the deterrence equation,' Raad said.

Hezbollah is doing this 'so that the enemy does not fantasize that it has become capable and prepared to pounce on Lebanon and achieve its illusions in it,' the lawmaker added.

'Accordingly, we will emerge victorious when we thwart the enemy's goals,' Raad went on to say.

Since October 8, the cross-border fighting between Israel and Hezbollah has killed at least 419 people in Lebanon, mostly militants but also including 82 civilians.

Israel says 14 soldiers and 11 civilians have been killed on its side of the border.

Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

Implementing a combing operation in the liberated villages within the Khanaqin and Hamrin sectors in Diyala

Joint security detachments carried out a combing operation in the liberated villages northeast of Baquba, the center of Diyala Governorate. A security source told the correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that joint detachments carried out a combing operation in 8 areas within the Khanaqin and Hamrin sector, northeast of Baqubah, in order to secure them and end the presence of any caches to ISIS cells. He added that the operation was carried out according to specific objectives in order to secure the surroundings of the liberated villages and countryside and to seek to reposition and comb the orchards and agricultural roads, which contributes to enhancing stability in the agricultural areas. Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Security Media Cell announces that citizens and security forces were injured in a clash with gunmen east of Baghdad

The Security Media Cell announced that a number of citizens and security forces were injured in an armed clash between security forces and gunmen east of Baghdad. It said in a statement that at 1700 hours on Sunday, there was a gathering and movement of people, some of them armed and on vehicles, within Al-Obaidi area, east of the capital, Baghdad, which the security forces confronted firmly. Shooting occurred, leading to the injury of a number of citizens as well as the security forces, which required reinforcement. The scene of the accident was equipped with additional units for the purpose of arresting anyone who tampers with security and transgresses the laws and security units. It confirmed that the security and intelligence services have identified and will pursue those responsible for these actions that threaten societal peace, expose citizens to danger, and distract security forces from carrying out their important duties to confront challenges. It stated that the law and our various security depar tments are responsible for dealing firmly and taking legal measures against elements who abuse and transgress by using social media sites and other means to create strife, threaten societal peace, and bypass laws. It continued: Our security forces will deal firmly in accordance with the laws and what is dictated by their legal and functional responsibilities and the honor of the duty to protect the constitution and protect the people and public and private property. Source: National Iraqi News Agency

The Islamic Resistance targets a Zionist army command site with a drone

The Islamic Resistance announced the implementation of an attack with an assault drone on the headquarters of a reconnaissance company from the 6551st Battalion, affiliated with the 551st Reserve Paratroopers Brigade (an elite force) in the Metula colony, and it achieved confirmed casualties and left a number of enemy soldiers dead or wounded. Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Two ISIS caches seized in Basatin al-Mukhaisa, northeast of Baqubah

The Diyala Police Command announced the implementation of a security operation to search the villages and orchards of the Al-Waqf Basin, northeast of Baqubah. the governorate's Police Chief, Major General Alaa Gharib, told a correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that joint forces from the Diyala Police, the Diyala Operations Command of the Popular Mobilization Forces, and the Federal Police carried out a combing operation in the villages and orchards of Al-Mukhaisa within the Abu Sayda district sector to track down terrorist cells and organized crime gangs and implement arrest warrants against wanted persons, and seize unlicensed weapons. He added that the security operation, which comes to continue the momentum of operations and prevent the remnants of terrorism from finding a foothold in the region, resulted in the seizure of two caches for ISIS members. Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Basra Criminal court: Fifteen years imprisonment for the Dean of the College of Computer Science at the University of Basra

The Basra Criminal Court issued a fifteen-year prison sentence against the Dean of the College of Computer Science at the University of Basra. The media center of the Supreme Judicial Council explained in a statement that 'the convict committed an act contrary to public morals and the behavior of a university professor.' He added, "The ruling against him was issued based on the provisions of Article 393/A and C of the Penal Code and inference to the provisions of Article 132/1 thereof. Source: National Iraqi News Agency