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Jun 24, 2019
9:47PM

Iraqi special forces kill 14 IS militants in country's north

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Iraqi special forces today said in Baghdad that they have conducted an operation near the northern city of Kirkuk in which they killed 14 members of the Islamic State group.

A statement from Iraqi Counter-terrorism Forces said that during the operation, Iraqi forces received support from warplanes of the US-led coalition.

The statement said the operation lasted for two days and included Iraqi special forces rappelling from helicopters.


Although Iraq declared victory against IS in July 2017, the extremists have since been trying to mount a guerrilla-style insurgency, going into hiding and staging surprise attacks in different parts of the country.

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