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Islamic State member killed as Iraqi troops repulse attack, west of Mosul

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State militant has been killed as Iraqi troops repelled an attack, west of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

“Tight security measures were taken in western Mosul by Federal Police as an attack was repulsed in al-Haramat region. A militant was killed, while another escaped,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

On Tuesday, the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper quoted sources as saying that Iraqi troops started purging several regions overlooking Tigris River, south of Mosul leaving three IS militants killed, as they were hiding in the islands in the river.

Earlier this week, a source from Nineveh police told BasNews website that three police personnel were killed as IS members set up an ambush and killed them using their guns in Ain al-Jahsh village, south of Mosul.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25,000 Islamic State militants were killed throughout the campaign. Earlier this month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.



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