Iraqi forces kill 13 ISIL in capital's north

Counterterrorism operation in Samarra district in north-central Saladin province to continue till weekend, officer says

Iraqi forces kill 13 ISIL in capital's north

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 13 ISIL militants were killed during a security operation in the north of Iraqi capital on Tuesday, according to a local officer.

The operation was launched in the Samarra district in Iraq’s north-central Saladin province, Mahdi Taqi, a member of the provincial council told Anadolu Agency.

He added that the operation, which targets the ISIL terror group following an attack on security forces in the region on Monday, would carry on till the weekend.

Last December, officials in Baghdad had declared that ISIL’s military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled. However, it appears that the terrorist group still maintains a network of “sleeper cells” in several parts of the country.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Haziran 2018, 09:54