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ISIS Attack Kills Two Soldiers in Iraq's Salahuddin Province

ISIS Attack Kills Two Soldiers in Iraq's Salahuddin Province

Thursday, 22 July, 2021 - 06:30
Iraqi security forces inspect the site of an explosion in Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Wissam Al-Okaili

Two Iraqi soldiers have been killed and three others injured in an ISIS attack in Iraq’s northern province of Salahuddin, a police officer said on Wednesday.


“Unidentified gunmen believed to be affiliated with the ISIS terror group attacked the headquarters of the 66th Army Brigade in the Mutaibija area in the northern part of the province,” the source said.


He added that reinforcements were dispatched to the site as ISIS members fled the area.


Iraq declared victory over ISIS in 2017, however, the group continues to launch attacks against army and PMF positions, leaving casualties and causing material damages.


According to security experts, ISIS remains active in Diyala, Kirkuk, and Salahuddin.


Two days ago, an attack took place in a popular market in Sadr City, causing more than 100 deaths and injuries. The Iraqi authorities held the group responsible for the attack.


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