By Ali Jawad and Hussein al-Amir
Four Iraqi soldiers and allied fighters were killed in a Daesh attack in northern Iraq on Saturday, according to a local military officer.
Scores of Daesh militants mounted a deadly attack on the villages of
He said the attack left four soldiers and pro-government fighters dead and eight others injured.
At least 14 militants were also killed in the attack, according to
In another development, at least 16 Daesh militants were killed in fighting with pro-government
He said casualties were also reported among members of the
Iraqi forces, backed by air cover from a U.S.-led coalition, are currently engaged in a wide-scale offensive aimed at dislodging Daesh from Mosul, the terrorist group's last stronghold in northern Iraq.