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Volunteer forces kill, wound 45 ISIS fighters, repel attack on southern Kirkuk

Al-Hashed al-Sha'bi al-Turkamni. Archival photo.
Al-Hashed al-Sha’bi al-Turkamni. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Sunday, a security source within al-Hashed al-Sha’bi al-Turkmani militia in Kirkuk province revealed, that the militia repelled an ISIS attack on southern Kirkuk and managed to kill and wound around 45 elements of the ISIS group.

The source stated for IraqiNews.com “In the early hours of this morning, ISIS militants attacked sites for al-Hashed al-Sha’bi al-Turkmani in the area of Tal-Ahmed near the village of al-Bashir of Tara district,” noting that, “Al-Hashed forces had managed to repel the ISIS attack on the area.”

“The clashes between the two sides resulted in killing around 20 ISIS fighters and injuring nearly 25 other elements of the group; according to the information that we have received,” the source said.

The district of Tara is located 25 km south of Kirkuk.

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