10 soldiers killed in ISIL attack in W. Iraq

Attack on military base also leaves six soldiers injured

10 soldiers killed in ISIL attack in W. Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 10 Iraqi soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a ISIL attack on a military headquarters in western Iraq, according to an army officer. 

ISIL militants attacked the headquarters in Sakkar district, east of Rutba city, with heavy and light weapons, triggering clashes with Iraqi forces, Colonel Walid al-Duleimi said. 

"Ten soldiers were killed and six others injured in the attack," he told Anadolu Agency. 

According to al-Duleimi, seven ISIL militants were killed and several others injured in the assault.

"Other attackers fled into the desert after sustaining heavy losses," he said. 

Tuesday's attack comes amid an ongoing Iraqi offensive to dislodge ISIL terrorist group from western Mosul, their last bastion in northern Iraq.  

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Mayıs 2017, 11:59