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Iraqi police kill Islamic State suicide attacker, west of Anbar: Commander

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Baghdad police academy that was the target of a suicide car bombing on Sunday. CNN


Anbar (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State suicide bomber has been killed, south of Ramadi, Anbar, the operations command said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, Maj. Gen. Mahmoud al-Falahi, commander of Anbar Operations, said “Anbar police managed to kill a suicide attacker wearing a suicide belt in al-Tash al-Oula region, south of Ramadi.”

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Last week, Eight Islamic State members were killed in airstrike launched by the Iraqi army in al-Ogeirsha region in the desert of Hit town, west of Ramadi. Earlier in May, the Iraqi military intelligence department announced foiling a terrorist scheme against troops in the desert of Anbar province. On the same day, a paramilitary leader was quoted saying that Iraqi army warplanes killed seven Islamic State militants after bombarding their locations in Wadi Jaal in Hit, west of Anbar.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.


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