Qayyarah (IraqiNews.com) A policeman, two Islamic State militants were killed as Iraqi troops launched a midnight attack against a village in South of Mosul, a security source from Salahuddin province said.
“The Counter-Terrorism Service as well as police and army troops took part in the attack, backed by the U.S jets, which attacked Imam Gharbi village from two sides and achieved progress after clashes with the militants,” the source from Salahuddin Operations Command told Anadolu Agency.
“Fierce clashes occurred between IS militants and the troops, which left a policeman and two IS members killed, while another policeman was injured,” the source added.
The clashes, according to the source, “take place 15 kilometers away from Qayyarah airbase.”
In related news, Lt.Gen.Nidhal Ali al-Shakarji, of Federal Police, said an Iraqi fighter was killed, while three others were wounded in the wake of three attacks launched by IS against the village.
The group, according to Shakarji, launched three attacks using drones over the past 24 hours against the troops.
“The militants launched an attack using a drone late on Sunday against the tribal mobilization forces, leaving a fighter killed and two others wounded. Another drone fired a missile against army soldiers, leaving a soldier injured,” the source added.
“The third attack occurred early on Monday using a drone supplied with two missiles,” the source said adding no losses were reported.
On June 29, IS was able to gain control on the village, located south of Mosul.
Despite declaring the end of battles in Mosul, some clashes still occur at west of the city, according to an Iraqi military source.