Iraq: 7 border guards killed in Daesh attack
The attack left 17 border guards injured
By Suleiman al-Qubaisi
At least seven Iraqi border guards were killed and 17 others injured in a Daesh attack in the western Anbar province on Tuesday, according to an army officer.
Daesh militants attacked a headquarters of Iraqi border guards on the road linking the Ratba city to the border Trebil crossing with Jordan, Col. Walid al-Duleimi told Anadolu Agency.
“Seven border guards were killed and 17 injured in ensuing clashes with Daesh militants,” he said.
According to al-Duleimi, a number of Daesh militants were killed in the attack.
Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since mid-2014, when Daesh captured Mosul along with vast swathes of territory in the country’s northern and western regions.
While the Iraqi army, backed by its allies on the ground and U.S.-led airstrikes, has since managed to retake much lost territory, Daesh remains in firm control of several parts of the country, including Mosul.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.