Islamic State members killed, injured in operation, south of Mosul

A member of Iraqi forces walks as they advance their positions on the frontline at the Old City in West Mosul, Iraq June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Mosul ( Two Islamic State members were killed and injured during a security operation carried out, south of Mosul, a source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Mawazin News, the source said, “security forces carried out an operation in al-Haj Ali, south of Mosul, which left a militant killed and another injured after besieging them.”

The injured, according to the source, was arrested. “Security services confiscated weapons that were in their possession.”

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. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 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.

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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