Arabic | Kurdish



Iraqi troops kill 12 Islamic State militants, southwest of Kirkuk

2018/05/18 | 00:50

(Iraq Now News)-

Iraqi F16 fighter jet.

Archival photo.

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi fighter jets have killed twelve Islamic State members, including a prominent leader, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

“Federal police troops, backed by army jets, started operations to target the terrorists havens, southwest of Kirkuk,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“The troops destroyed, in the evening, six rest houses of IS and killed four militants in al-Rashad town.”

The army jets, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “targeted one of the havens near al-Zab region, west of Kirkuk, leaving eight militants, including a prominent leader, killed.”

On Tuesday, the Security Media Center said Federal Police troops managed to killed five prominent Islamic State members who took part in the attack against a village in southwest of Kirkuk.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops.

Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

Note: The post (Iraqi troops kill 12 Islamic State militants, southwest of Kirkuk) appeared first on (Iraq News Today) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Iraq News Today).










Trending Now


⋙ Turkish attack on Manbij not likely: Former Turkish MP

⋙ Saudi Arabia admits critic Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

⋙ Roundup: Iraqi president says elimination of corruption priority of new gov't

⋙ How the Saudi narrative on Khashoggi evolved

⋙ Iran sent Hezbollah advanced weapons to turn rockets into precision missiles

Videos - Photos

⋙ Turkish FM denies giving Khashoggi case recordings to US officials (video)

⋙ Syrian security forces graduate hundreds of new personnel (video)

⋙ Palestinian photojournalist Mahmud Hams wins award for Gaza protest image


ISIS News

⋙ Turkish FM denies giving Khashoggi case recordings to US officials (video)

⋙ Syrian security forces graduate hundreds of new personnel (video)

⋙ ISIS take 700 hostages in US-controlled Syria – Putin

⋙ Syrian Army unleashes powerful assault against ISIS terrorists in southern Syria (video)

⋙ Return of unusual Sufi ceremonies banned under ISIS

⋙ Saudi royal family ‘discussing succession‘ over Khashoggi crisis

⋙ Brisbane priest witnesses the Church and people of Iraq rebuilding after ISIS devastated their country