Clashes between ISIS and security forces in Khanaqin


Shafaq News /  ISIS members attacked villages in the northeast of Diyala Governorate causing causalities among security personnel and civilians.

 A source told Shafaq News agency, “ISIS militants attacked Iraqi army check points with snipers and mortars in the villages of Shirk and Al-Qaya between Khanaqin and Jalawla and the villages of Al-Islah and Umm Al-Hatta, north of Jalawla, (70 km northeast of Baqubah).”

 The source added, " two security officials wounded in these attacks” noting that "the clashes are still continuing."

 It is noteworthy that the outskirts of Jalawla and Khanaqin have been a scene of confrontations for 3 years due to infiltration of ISIS elements fleeing from the liberated areas and governorates to the orchards and agricultural lands.

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