Salahuddin (Iraqinews.com) Saraya As-Salam militia announced, on Saturday, killing two members of the Islamic State group, south of Samarra, Al Sumaria News reported.
The military media office of Saraya As-Salam pointed out in a statement, “Accurate intelligence information revealed that a number of the Islamic State members are stationed in Al-Motasem District, south of Samarra.”
The statement added, “The third brigade of Saraya As-Salam carried out an operation and attacked the enemies stronghold with mortar shells, then another security members attacked the area using light and heavy weapons, killing two ISIS members and inuring others.”
Furthermore, the statement indicated that Saraya As-Salam continues its operations to free all Iraqi territory and drive out all extremists of it.
It is noteworthy that Saraya As-Salam militia, also known as The Peace Brigades, was formed in June 2014 by Muqtada al-Sadr in response to the Islamic State’s territorial gains in Iraq. Saraya As-Salam is a splinter group of the Mahdi Army, which was created in 2003 to oppose the U.S. occupation of Iraq, but has since been largely dormant since 2007.