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Joint US-Iraqi force kills 27 ISIS militants, arrests 8 in Hawija

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(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Wednesday, a security source in Kirkuk Province announced, that a joint force from the Anti-Terrorism forces and the American tactical forces had carried out an air landing operation in central Hawija west of Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad), while pointed out that 27 elements of ISIS were killed and eight other elements including prominent leaders were arrested.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A joint force from the Anti-Terrorism forces and the American tactical forces had carried out an air landing on a house behind the Technical Institute in Hawija District (55 west km Kirkuk), killing 27 elements of ISIS and arresting eight others including foreign leaders.”

The source added, “The operation was carried out based on accurate information,” pointing out that, “The joint force managed to withdraw without any losses.”



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  1. The US and Iraq mentioned the US have such special tactical forces in Iraq and working with Iraqi special forces to capture ISIS leaders.

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