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2 troops killed in Daesh attack in northern Iraq

Iraqi forces killed four Daesh terrorists in the attack

Mahmoud Barakat   | 19.02.2019
2 troops killed in Daesh attack in northern Iraq

By Serhad Shakir

NINEVEH, Iraq

Two security personnel were killed in an attack by suspected Daesh terrorists in Iraq's northern Nineveh province on Tuesday, according to a local military officer.

Daesh terrorists attacked a security checkpoint on a public road in Al-Qayyarah sub-district in the province, Colonel Ahmed al-Jabouri told Anadolu Agency.

He said security forces fought back the attackers, killing four terrorists, while the rest fled the scene unscathed.

In December 2017, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh's military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled following operations backed by the U.S.-led International Alliance.

However, from time to time, Iraqi officials announce operations against Daesh-affiliated "sleeper cells" in certain parts of the country.

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