Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Iraq 08/06/16

Iraqi security forces repelled Islamic State (IS) militant attacks against military posts in villages south of the IS-held city of Mosul,.

Dozens of ISIS thugss, including suicide bombers and cars laden with bombs, attacked Iraqi army posts Tuesday in a cluster of villages near the militant-seized town of Qayyara, 50 km south of Mosul. However, security forces and allied paramilitary Sunni tribal units repelled the IS attacks,
"Our troops, backed by the US-led coalition aircraft and heavy artillery shelling, battled the terrorists' attack following several hours of fierce clashes," said Brigadier General Firas Sabri, spokesperson of Liberation of Nineveh Operations Command.
The clashes resumed at dawn on Wednesday when the IS attacked military posts near the village of al-Naser in northeast Qayyara, with troops once more repelling the attacks, Sabri added.The clashes resulted in the death of at least 45 IS militants, including three suicide bombers, the destruction of two cars laden with bombs as well as three IS vehicles carrying heavy machine guns, Sabri said, adding that five soldiers were also wounded during the clashes.

Turkish warplanes conducted an air operation in the Kandil region in northern Iraq on June 5 upon received intelligence. In addition, Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in Kandil and a rural area of the Lice district in the south eastern province of Diyarbakır on June 7.Turkish warplanes hit nine PKK targets, including shelters and sanctuaries, in the Kandil region in northern Iraq on June 7 between 11:59 p.m. and 12:20 a.m., according to security sources. At least 22 PKK militants were killed in the operation

The Joint Operations Command announced on Wednesday that the international coalition aviation carried out 29 aerial strikes against ISIS in Iraq, which resulted in the killing of ten ISIS members.

Three members of al-Hashed al-Asha’ari were killed while three others were seriously injured in a bomb blast that rocked Hanbas village to the northeast of Baqubah on Wednesday.An explosive, which was emplaced in the orchards of Hanbas village (45 km northeast of Baqubah), went off while a patrolling team of the al-Hashed al-Sha’bi was carrying out cleansing operations. The blast triggered wide spread chaos and three members of the patrolling party were killed while three others were seriously injured.”

On Wednesday, a Kirkuk police source revealed that a member of al-Hashd al-Shaabi was killed while he was trying to dismantle an improvised explosive device in southern Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad).

The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Tuesday the killing 4 ISIS members and wounding another 6 during an artillery shelling north of the city of Ramadi.

Ramadan death toll is now at 466