Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two suicide attackers were killed as they were infiltrating into a region, west of Anbar province, commander of the army’s seventh division said on Monday.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, Maj. Gen. Noaman al-Zawbai’e, said “security troops managed to kill two Islamic State after besieging them in al-Shuhadaa district, in Baghdadi town.”
The attackers, according to Zawbai’e, infiltrated into the town and that they were killed after receiving information about them.
Last month, Eight Islamic State members were killed in airstrike launched by the Iraqi army in al-Ogeirsha region in the desert of Hit town, west of Ramadi. Earlier in May, the Iraqi military intelligence department announced foiling a terrorist scheme against troops in the desert of Anbar province. On the same day, a paramilitary leader was quoted saying that Iraqi army warplanes killed seven Islamic State militants after bombarding their locations in Wadi Jaal in Hit, west of Anbar.
Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.