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Joint forces gun down seven ISIS fighters in eastern Tikrit

ISIS militants. File photo.
ISIS militants. File photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A security source in Salahuddin Province revealed that in a gunfight between the joint forces and the ISIS fighters in eastern Tikrit, seven (7) ISIS members were killed whereas three (3 ) policemen and four (4) Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi members received injuries.

Sharing details about the incident, the source said, “Yesterday, armed clashes broke out between the security forces comprising men from the police and Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi and ISIS. The clashes broke out after a number of ISIS members sneaked into the front lines of the security forces in Alas oil fields- 40 km in eastern Tikrit. In the fierce gunfight, seven ISIS members were killed and three policemen and four Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi members received serious injuries.”

The source added, “The joint security forces also managed, this morning, to repulse the attack backed by the Iraqi Aviation.”


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