Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces on Sunday killed two Islamic State terrorists and destroyed seven tunnels during a military operation in Nineveh province.
The Iraqi Security Media Cell, in a press statement, said that security forces in the Nineveh Operations Command found seven Islamic State tunnels and a locally-made explosive charge during a military operation in Shaikh Ibrahim town in Nineveh.
The troops are now working on destroying the seven tunnels, the statement read.
In the Old City of Mosul, the troops killed two Islamic State terrorists, include a suicide bomber, during a crackdown to purge the area surrounding the Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State terrorists.
The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.
Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.
Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.