After a three-year struggle Iraq declared ISIS defeated in 2017
An Islamic State group assault on a lookout level west of Baghdad manned by a state-sponsored tribal pressure left 11 individuals useless late Sunday, safety sources and medics advised AFP.
The attackers threw grenades and fired on the tribal Hashed forces stationed at Al-Radwaniyah, on the southern outskirts of the Iraqi capital, close to the Baghdad airport.
“IS attacked the monitoring tower, killing 5 members of the tribal Hashed and 6 native individuals who had come to assist repel the assault,” a safety supply stated.
A medic confirmed the toll to AFP, and stated eight wounded have been transferred to a hospital in central Baghdad.
There was no rapid declare of accountability from ISIS.
IS swept throughout a 3rd of Iraq in 2014, seizing main cities throughout the north and west and reaching the suburbs of the capital Baghdad.
After a fierce three-year struggle backed by the US-led coalition, Iraq declared ISIS defeated in late 2017.
The coalition has considerably drawn down its troops this yr, consolidating them to 3 essential bases in Baghdad, Ain al-Asad within the west and Arbil within the north.
However ISIS’s sleeper cells have continued to wage hit-and-run assaults on safety forces and state infrastructure, significantly in desert areas the place troops are stretched skinny.
Assaults with such excessive tolls and so near the capital have been uncommon, nonetheless.