6 ISIL militants killed in northern Iraq

ISIL militants sneaked into Sarha town in northern Diyala late Sunday after fleeing Hawija district, says police captain

6 ISIL militants killed in northern Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi forces have killed six ISIL militants in a security swoop in the northern Diyala province, according to a local police officer on Monday. 

Capt. Habib al-Shemari said a number of ISIL militants had sneaked into Sarha town in northern Diyala late Sunday after fleeing Hawija district in southwestern Kirkuk. 

“Security forces launched a swoop in the area, killing six militants and are hunting down others,” he said.

After overrunning vast territories in both Iraq and Syria in 2014, ISIL has recently suffered a string of major defeats at the hands of the Iraqi army and a U.S.-led coalition. 

In August, the terrorist group lost Tal Afar in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province. And one month earlier, the city of Mosul -- once the capital of ISIL’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” -- fell to the Iraqi army following a nine-month campaign. 

 
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