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Iraqi military killed 16 Islamic State militants

by YCPress

Iraqi military killed 16 Islamic State militants

Baghdad, November 20 The Iraqi military said on the 20th that the Iraqi anti-terrorism forces recently launched a crackdown on militants of the extremist organization Islamic State in Kirkuk Province in the north, killing a total of 16 militants.

Yahya Rasour, spokesman of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, issued a statement on the same day saying that with the support of the air strikes of the United States-led International Coalition against the Islamic State

the Iraqi anti-terrorism forces began to launch ground military operations on the evening of the 19th to eliminate Islamic State militants in the mountains of southwest Kirkuk Province.

The operation lasted until the morning of the 20th, and a total of 16 militants were killed in crossfire and air strikes.

In December 2017, Iraq announced its historic victory against the Islamic State, but there are still residual extremists waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack in Iraq.