ISIS Attack Kills 13 Iraqi Fighters in Mosul

Published December 12th, 2017 - 11:06 GMT
ISIS has recently suffered a string of defeats in Iraq and Syria after overrunning much of both countries in mid-2014 (AFP/File)
ISIS has recently suffered a string of defeats in Iraq and Syria after overrunning much of both countries in mid-2014 (AFP/File)

At least 13 pro-government fighters were killed in an ISIS attack in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, according to an Iraqi military officer.

Scores of ISIS militants attacked military barracks and checkpoints belonging to the Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Tal Safuk, west of Mosul, Capt. Sabhan Kazem said.

He said clashes flared between the two sides for an hour before the attackers pulled out into the desert after the Iraqi army sent reinforcements into the area.

“Thirteen fighters were killed and a number of vehicles were damaged in the attack,” he said.

No casualties were reported among ISIS militants.

Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced that the war against ISIS was over, saying that Iraq’s border with Syria had been completely secured.

ISIS has recently suffered a string of defeats in Iraq and Syria after overrunning much of both countries in mid-2014.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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