The Iraqi authorities announced that Iraqi border guards are working for cutting off the supply and funding routes of the Islamic States of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) linked to al-Qaeda, through monitoring the Syrian borders.
" The border guards are working for cutting off the supply and funding routes of the so-called the ISIL, " Iraqi Interior Ministry Spokesman Brigadier General "Saad Ma'en" said in a statement on Sunday.
He pointed that 12 smugglers who are cooperating with ISIL were arrested during clashes.
The Minister said that Salah Eddin Province Police arrested 2 terrorists and dismantled 2 explosive devices to the north of Tikrit city.
Al-Jazeera and Al-Badia Operations Command arrested 14 terrorists and seized 8 cars were used by terrorists to the west of al-Mosel.
Iraqi al-Sabah newspaper reiterated the continuation of the military operations led by the Iraqi army and the tribes in al-Anbar against ISIL members.
Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister "Nouri al-Maliki" stressed that the Iraqi people seek to build a consistent Iraq and not a fragmented Iraq, in a comment on a modified law on governorates that he considered as a threat to Iraq's unity.
Al-Maliki's comments came during the first conference for setting a roadmap for carrying out amendments of the law of the governorates which are not included in a particular province on Sunday.
He said "we hear voices that demand having independent policies and army in each governorate, which is illegal", stressing the importance of finding a conception that maintain Iraq's unity.