4 Iraqi soldiers killed in raid on suspected ISIS hideout

Published February 16th, 2023 - 03:05 GMT
Iraqi soldiers
Iraqi army soldiers deploy to guard the entrance of the high-security Green Zone in the capital Baghdad on August 30, 2022 after the withdrawal of supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr from the area. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

ALBAWABA - Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in a raid on suspected ISIS fighters north of Baghdad on Thursday, according to the security forces.

The Iraqi government said an army unit carried out a "raid on a hideout of IS terrorists" in Tarmiya province and killed three "terrorists, one of whom was wearing an explosive belt."

Iraqi security forces said in a statement that "two officers and two soldiers" were also killed, when the device was detonated.

In 2017, Iraq announced the defeat of the militant ISIS. But members and sleeper cells continue to operate in various parts of the country, although Iraqi forces continue their operations against the group.

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