Three Islamic State members killed as paramilitary troops foil attack, west of Mosul

Pro-Iraqi government paramilitary forces, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units)

Mosul ( Three Islamic State members were killed in an attack launched by the militant group against paramilitary troops in west of Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday.

“Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) repulsed an attack by IS members against Tal Afar town, killing three of the attackers,” the source told Baghdad Today.

The attackers, according to the source, “escaped after some of them were killed and injured.
Earlier today, another source was quoted saying that an IS member was killed as Iraqi troops repelled an attack in al-Haramat region, west of Mosul.

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.

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