Security forces foil ISIS attack on Makhoul Mountains, 11 militants killed

Iraqi army forces. Archival photo.
Iraqi army forces. Archival photo.

( Salahuddin – A security source in Salahuddin province announced on Saturday, that 11 ISIS elements, including a senior Moroccan leader, had been killed during violent clashes with the security forces north of the province.

The source said in a statement received by, “The security forces had managed to foil an attack by the ISIS elements on the army and police troops in Makhoul Mountains, resulting in the death of 11 [ISIS] elements including the leader within Wilayat Nineveh, known as Abu Talha al-Maghrebi.”

“Maghrebi, who is considered to be one of the leaders in Wilayat Nineveh, was heading to Makhoul to manage one of the axes of the attack on the security forces.”

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