Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State fighters were killed during clashes the Sunni tribal fighters, south of Mosul city, an informed security source said.
The Tribal Mobilization Forces killed two IS members, who infiltrated from western Mosul, in clashes that occurred between al-Houd village and Qayyarah town, south of Mosul, the source told Shafaq News on Sunday.
In related news, a tribal fighter was killed, while another was injured in shooting against the troops deployed in al-Shahwan region in the Old City.
The shooting, according to the source, took place in different time. The militants are likely to be hiding in the tunnels there.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.
Bombings and armed attacks are seen on on almost a daily basis against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.
On July 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014.