Iraqi special forces kill 14 Daesh militants in country’s north

Iraqi special forces kill 14 Daesh militants in country’s north
The operation took place in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. (File/AFP)
Updated 24 June 2019

Iraqi special forces kill 14 Daesh militants in country’s north

Iraqi special forces kill 14 Daesh militants in country’s north
  • The forces that said during the operation, Iraqi forces received support from warplanes of the US-led coalition
  • The operation lasted for two days and included Iraqi special forces rappelling from helicopters

BAGHDAD: Iraqi special forces say they have conducted an operation near the northern city of Kirkuk in which they killed 14 members of the Daesh group.
A statement from Iraqi Counterterrorism Forces on Monday says that during the operation, Iraqi forces received support from warplanes of the US-led coalition
The statement says the operation, just south of Kirkuk, lasted for two days and included Iraqi special forces rappelling from helicopters.
Although Iraq declared victory against Daesh in July 2017, the extremists have since been trying to mount a guerrilla-style insurgency, going into hiding and staging surprise attacks in different parts of the country.