World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 13 soldiers were killed on Thursday in a militant attack on a military headquarters in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, a security source said.
Militants with guns mounted on 4x4 vehicles attacked the facility in the Al-Mahlabiya district in western Mosul, the source told Anadolu Agency.
Some 17 other soldiers were injured in the attack, which the source blamed on the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group.
Recent months have seen an uptick in violence across Iraq.
Since last December, the Iraqi army has waged a major offensive in the Sunni-majority Anbar province with the stated aim of flushing militants – who Baghdad claims are linked to Al-Qaeda – out of the key cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
Many local Sunni tribes opposed to Iraq's Shiite-dominated government, meanwhile, continue to voice anger over the operation's mounting civilian death toll.Last Mod: 17 Nisan 2014, 12:23