Tribal fighters killed, injured in Islamic State attack, east of Mosul

Paramilitary fighters and military vehicles are seen during a military operation to retake positions held by Islamic State militants, on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah in Diyala province, north of Baghdad January 25, 2015. Picture taken January 25, 2015. REUTERS

Nineveh ( Islamic State members have attacked Sunni fighters in a village, east of Mosul, an informed security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Speaking to Shafaq News, the source said “members of the extremist group attacked, early today, the Tribal Mobilization Forces, near Kashaf vilage in al-Quwair region.”

The attack, according to the source, left militants and fighters killed and injured. The number is still unknown.

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 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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