Iraqi forces kill seven IS fighters in northern Iraq

CAIRO, February 2. /Then 24/. Iraqi Air Force and army units destroyed seven militants of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (IS, banned in the Russian Federation) north of Baghdad. This was announced on Wednesday by the press secretary of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Arab Republic, Yahya Rasul.

“After a long period of observation (including using thermal cameras) by the operational command of the province of Salah al-Din [на севере Ирака] The Air Force carried out a successful strike, as a result of which five terrorists were destroyed in the Sabiat area. Then in place [нанесения удара] the ground forces left, which managed to eliminate two more terrorists. As a result, the number of IS militants killed reached seven,” a command representative wrote on his Twitter page.

IS fighters occupied about a third of Iraq’s territory in the summer of 2014. In June of the same year, they captured the country’s second largest city, Mosul, and declared it the capital of the so-called caliphate. In 2015, with the support of an international coalition, government forces launched a large-scale campaign to liberate areas that had come under the control of extremists. After the group’s defeat in Iraq, announced by the country’s authorities in December 2017, the security situation improved markedly and attacks, including terrorist attacks and other sorties, began to decrease.

Law enforcement continues to carry out raids in different areas in order to destroy the terrorist underground, whose militants continue their attacks against law enforcement, the army and civilians, mainly in the northern provinces of the country. ‘Iraq.

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