A day after the Islamic State killed at least 93 people in four separate suicide bombings in Iraq, the security forces repelled a deadly Islamic State attack near Mosul on Thursday, leaving over 60 IS militants dead.
While Five Iraqi soldiers and pro-government tribesmen were killed on Thursday in a deadly attack by Islamic State militants in Iraq’s western city of Ramadi,
Islamic State militants attacked Ramadi’s Buissa district with car-bombs on Thursday
Two soldiers were also injured in the fighting, a military spokesman told .
The IS attack began at dawn when dozens of IS militants, including several wearing explosive vests, advanced from several directions toward the positions of the security forces and allied paramilitary Sunni tribal units in villages west of Makhmour, a town 50 km southeast of Mosul, the official said.
The troops, backed by US-led coalition aircraft and artillery, killed 63 IS militants and also destroyed four suicide car bombs.
Thursday’s IS attack near Mosul came as the extremist militant group carried out two more attacks, which involved five suicide bombers, on security forces in Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib and in Albu Eitha area, just north of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s western province of Anbar.
Both attacks were repelled by government troops.
Of the four suicide blasts on Wednesday, the deadliest was in Baghdad’s Sadr city, killing 63 people and injuring more than 100 others.