Elements of the paramilitary al-Hashed al-Sha’bi force. Archival photo.
(IraqiNews.com) The official spokesperson for the paramilitary al-Hashed al-Sha’bi force, Ali al-Husseini, announced on Thursday the killing of 15 ISIS elements as well as the destruction of three suicide bombers during clashes in southern Kirkuk.
Husseini said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, al-Hashed al-Sha’bi forces as well as al-Abbas Combat Regiment had managed to repel the attack on the area of Tel Ahmed in the vicinity of Bashir located in Tuz Khurmatu (35 km south of Kirkuk),” explaining that, “15 [ISIS] elements had been killed and three booby-trapped Hummer [vehicles] were destructed in the vicinity of the village.”
Husseini also added, “The artillery of al-Hashed [al-Sha’bi] forces flattened the [ISIS] positions with heavy artillery and helped repel the terrorist attack.”