Anbar, IRAQ — Four border troops personnel were killed in an ambush launched by Islamic State members, west of Anbar, a top security official announced, according to Iraqi News.

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Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “four border troops personnel were trapped by Islamic State members, who set up an ambush on the international highway near border exit with Jordan.”


“The militants attacked the security personnel using different weapons on highway, leaving them all killed,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Right Wing Tribune reported that six policemen were killed and injured in a bomb blast that took place in Hammam al-Alil region, south of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Thursday.


“A bomb targeted local police, leaving a policeman killed and five others wounded,” Cap. Raad al-Hayali told BasNews.

“Police forces cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department, while the injured were taken to hospital. Investigations were conducted,” he added.

“Troops arrested 18 suspects over involvement in planting the bomb,” Hayali said.

Yesterday Right Wing News reported that fierce confrontations occurred between Islamic State members and Federal Police troops south of Kirkuk province, an informed security source from the province said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Shafaq News, the source said ISIS members attacked, early today, Federal Police forces in al-Zarka village, at the outskirts of Tuz Khurmatu, adding that the confrontations left casualties on both sides.

Moreover, the source said that around 10 police personnel disappeared during the clashes, indicating that they could have been captivated by the militant group, Iraqi News reports.

 On Tuesday evening, the pro-government al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) repulsed two attacks launched by ISIS against Tuz Khurmatu.

Four personnel, were liberated in the wake of the second attack, which targeted Bastmali village, south of Tuz Khurmatu. Another attack was previously launched in attack against Tal Sharaf region.

Right Wing Tribune reported earlier that four policemen, including an officer, were killed in an attack launched by Islamic State members, south of Mosul, an Iraqi security source from Nineveh said.

Speaking to DPA, the source said, “security troops invaded al-Shura region, 20 kilometers south of Mosul, in the wake of attack launched by ISIS members that left a police officer and three policemen killed, Iraqi News reports.

ISIS has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.


A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 195 civilian casualties (49 killed, 146 injured). Anbar Governorate ranked second place, with 14 killed and 37 injured, and Diyala had 12 killed and 11 injured.

Thousands of ISIS 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.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against ISIS members. However, 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.



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