PMF elements injured by ISIS attack near Baghdad

2020-04-23T10:12:22.000000Z

Shafaq News / 3 members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) were injured by ISIS attack in a separated area between Baghdad and Babil province.

A security source told Shafaq News that, late last night, ISIS elements attacked a security checkpoint belonging to PMF in Jurf al-Sakhr area, north of Babel close entrance Baghdad.

He added that the attack injured 3 elements of PMF.

Jurf al-Sakhr was a area of tension in recent years and was considered a stronghold of militant organizations, before the Iraqi forces carried out a military operation to liberate them.

Security and military leaders are indicating an escalation of ISIS activity in areas known as its former strongholds. 

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