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Iraqi-Syrian Border Battles

Iraqi troops kill 15 Islamic State militants on Iraqi-Syrian border

Baghdad ( – Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed during a security campaign on the Iraqi-Syrian border, a police spokesman said.

“Acting upon intelligence reports, Federal Police killed 15 Islamic State militants while moving on the border between Iraq and Syria,” Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Brigadier General Saad Maan told Mawazin News.

“The security operation was launched after tracking down the Islamic State cell for a few days,” he said, adding that the troops seized medium arms and explosive belts.

Paramilitary troops repel IS attack, kill 18 militants on borders with Syria

Nineveh ( The pro-government paramilitary troops have repulsed an Islamic State attack, killing 18 militants, on borders with Syria.

A statement by the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said on Tuesday, “troops of the 28th brigade repelled an IS attack at Tal Sufuk border crossing with Syria. Eighteen suicide attackers were killed and two booby-trapped vehicles were exploded.”

“The attack was launched from several directions and targeted many checkpoints of the troops,” the statement added.

The troops also killed five other militants, south of the border.
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