Iraqi army soldiers. Archival photo.
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) On Saturday, a security source in Salahuddin province said, that 17 elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi have been killed, while many others were injured during clashes with the security forces in south of Samarra.
The source stated to IraqiNews in an interview, “This afternoon, two suicide explosions have targeted two sites for the security forces on the Fallujah-Samarra road, which links between Baghdad and south of Samarra,” pointing out that, “The two explosions were followed by fierce clashes between the security forces and the ISIS group militants.”
“17 deaths and dozens of injuries among al-Hashed al-Sha’bi soldiers were estimated as the number of casualties.”
“The clashes between the two sides also resulted in cutting the Samarra-Baghdad road,” the source added