Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have killed an Islamic State member, north of Salahuddin, a security source from the province said on Thursday.
“Troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) managed, today, to kill an Islamic State member near al-Siniya region, north of Salahuddin,” the source told Almaalomah website.
The militant, according to the source, “was disguising in a outfits of a woman and was trying to reach to other regions to carry out terrorist operations.”
PMFs “were able to kill the militant before he runs away,” the source added.
Last week, eleven Islamic State members were killed in a security operation, in Wadi al-Therthar region, northwest of the province.
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.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.
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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.