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Summer of Victories 2019


Iraq: Special Forces Kill 14 Daesh Militants in Kirkuk

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By Staff, Agencies

Iraqi Special Forces said they conducted an operation near the northern city of Kirkuk in which they killed 14 members of Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group].

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

The statement added that the operation, just south of Kirkuk, lasted for two days and included Iraqi Special Forces rappelling from helicopters.

Although Iraq declared victory against Daesh 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.