Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have killed three Islamic State militants in Salahuddin, a security source from the province was quoted saying on Tuesday.
Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “three Islamic State members attempted, today, infiltration into Sedeira village, located near Shirqat town, north of Salahuddin.”
Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), according to the source, “managed to kill them before they sneaked into the village.”
The troops “carried out a campaign to inspect the residential houses in search for other militants,” the source added.
Earlier today, a member of the Tribal Mobilization Forces was killed, while two others were wounded in a bomb blast in Shirqat.
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.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.