Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Iraq: Islamic State (IS) claims over 60 Iraqi soldiers killed in suicide bombing

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The Islamic State (IS) on Monday claimed it killed over 60 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing near the Iraq-Syria border, according to a message intercepted by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The militant group said their fighters attacked bases in the Jamouna area, near al-Tanaf in Syria, where they killed 68 Iraqi soldiers.

According to information obtained by SITE, the group launched the assault from three directions where they clashed with troops in al-Furat, a province in western Iraq.

IS claimed six military barracks were set on fire, seven vehicles were destroyed, and one Iraqi soldier was taken hostage.

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