Iraqi joint troops foil Islamic State attacks, shell militants, south of Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have repulsed an armed attack launched by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members, south of Salahuddin, the Shia militias Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) announced.

A statement by the media service of the troops said, "Iraqi troops, backed by the fighter jets and Saraya al-Salam, confronted Islamic State members in al-Abbassiya region."

The troops also "shelled the snuffies in al-Huwaijat region, northeast of Samarra." Losses were inflicted on the enemy.

"Iraqi jets, in coordination with intelligence of Saraya al-Salam, shelled a group of bad boys, composed of around 17 IS members, northeast of Samarra," it added.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-03-09