Sunday, December 25, 2016

Iraq: Nearly 100 Islamic State (IS) militants killed in clashes and in an air strike in Mosul


A total of 97 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in heavy clashes with the security forces and an air strike by the US-led coalition aircraft in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

The soldiers of the Ninth Armoured Division repelled attacks by dozens of IS militants and suicide car bombs on the recently-freed neighbourhood of al-Intisar, al-Shaima and al-Salam in southeastern Mosul, leaving 51 militants killed and destroying four suicide car bombs, Xinhua news agency quoted a statement by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command as saying.

Another IS attack occurred on the positions of the federal police, just south of Mosul, but they repelled the attack, killing 21 militants and destroying two suicide car bombs, the statement said.

Also on Sunday, based on intelligence reports an international coalition warplane conducted an air strike on a building in al-Wahda neighbourhood, where many IS militants in hiding were preparing for an attack on the security forces, leaving some 25 militants killed, according to the statement.

The News:
http://zeenews.india … s-mosul_1961700.html



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