Islamic State attacks Iraqi army near Mosul, 60 militants killed

Islamic State attacks Iraqi army near Mosul, 60 militants killed

Iraqi army forces. File photo.


Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The army’s 16th brigade announced on Wednesday, that the Islamic State group launched an attack north of Mosul, while security forces repulsed the attack and destroyed five vehicles.

Army official, Major General Ali al-Farigi, in a press statement, said, “Troops of the army’s 16th brigade managed to repulse a violent attack launched by the Islamic State on the area of Bawizah, north of Mosul, killing 60 IS militants.”

“The security forces destroyed five vehicles driven by suicide bombers, after repulsing the attack,” Farigi added.

“We Are Coming, Nineveh” operations were launched in October 17, and succeeded to liberate several areas of the province, and the majority of the eastern side of Mosul.


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