Seven Islamic State members killed, four others arrested in operation in Salahuddin

Iraqi troops gear up to fight remnants of Islamic State

Salahuddin ( Seven Islamic State members were killed, while four others were injured in Salahuddin, a security source from the province said on Friday.

“Troops of the Counter-Terrorism Service set up an ambush for the militants north of Telool al-Baj region in Shirqat town, at noon. They managed to kill seven militants and arrest four others, as they were on vehicles intending to pass through the desert of Shirqat from al-Ramdaniyat village, west of the town,” the source told Al-Quds Al-Arabi news website.

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.

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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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