ISIS claims Baghdad shooting that left 11 dead and several injured

Via Kurdistan24
Via Kurdistan24

According to security sources, a new attack by the so-called Islamic State on Iraq's security forces left 11 people dead late on Sunday.

The attack comes as the terrorist group witnessed a decline in sporadic assaults on security forces and civilians after they collapsed in June.

A security source told AFP after the terrorist group threw grenades and opened fire at forces in Baghdad's southern outskirts of Al-Radwaniyah, near the capital's Baghdad International Airport. "ISIS attacked the monitoring tower, killing five members of the Hashed Tribal and six local people who had come to help repel the attack."

A medical source told the French agency that the attack not only resulted in deaths, but about eight injured people who were referred to one of the capital's hospitals.

As it emerged in 2014, the terrorist group was declared defeated in 2017 by the Iraqi forces, the Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Region, and the international coalition against the group, seizing one-third of the country.

The target of the group's hit-and-run attacks has been civilians as well as military forces, resulting in causalities.

The Iraqi government is now facing the threat of the group's activities, already challenged by a crippling economy caused by low crude prices and the increased threat of outlawed militias to state institutions.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected nearly half a million Iraqis and killed over 11,000 people, the country is also suffering from a dire health situation.


Publish : 2020-11-09 15:05:00

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