Two soldiers killed in Daesh terrorist attack in northern Iraq - ednews.net

18 January, Tuesday

Two soldiers killed in Daesh terrorist attack in northern Iraq

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At least two Iraqi soldiers were killed in an attack by Daesh terrorists in northern Iraq, a provincial police authority said Tuesday, Yeni Safak reports. 

The attack was carried out against an Iraqi army observation post near Tuvela village in Dibis district of Kirkuk province, provincial police department spokesman Amir Nuri told Anadolu Agency.

Nuri said a large-scale operation was launched in the region after the attack.

Attacks blamed on Daesh fighters have escalated in Iraq in recent months, especially in the provinces of Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk.

In 2017, Iraq declared victory over Daesh by reclaiming all of its territories invaded by the terrorist group in 2014, or about a third of the country's area.

But the terrorist group still maintains sleeper cells in large areas of Iraq and periodically launches attacks. The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the group in parts of the country.

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