Seven Islamic State members killed in joint operation, west of Anbar

Unidentified gunmen attack a checkpoint of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi

Anbar ( Seven Islamic State members were killed in an operation carried out by the Iraqi troops, west of Anbar, the media service of the pro-government paramilitary troops reported on Thursday.

“Joint troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) in Anbar, covered by army jets, carried out an operation in the western desert, which is adjacent to the Iraqi-Syrian borders, leaving seven militants, including the leader abu Aisha al-Karbouli, killed,” the website of PMFs quoted Saadi Nasser al-Tamimi, deputy commander of PMFs operation in west of Anbar.

The operation, according to Tamimi, “left three rest houses destroyed.

On Wednesday, Five Islamic State members were killed in a joint operation, by the Jazeera Operations Command, in collaboration with the U.S.-led Coalition troops, in Akashat region in Anbar.

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.

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.

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