Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security sources killed on Sunday an Islamic State militant during a security operation in Anbar province, a security source was quoted as saying.
Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said that security forces opened fire at two Islamic State terrorists riding a motorbike in the desert of al-Khalidiya Island, east of Ramadi, in Anbar province.
“The troops managed to kill one of the terrorists, and arrested the other as he tried to flee the scene into an unknown location,” the source said, adding that the pair were plotting to launch attacks against security forces in the area.
In December 2015, Iraq announced liberation of Ramadi city from Islamic State following a fierce battle between Iraqi troops and IS militants.
The liberation of Ramadi was seen as a major win for the Iraqi government against IS militants, who have taken over large swathes of the country, as well as parts of Syria.