Reuters ISIS kills two Iraqi security forces near oil fields in the north

ISIS attacked two security posts in the oil fields of Allas in the northern province of Salah al-Din yesterday, resulted in the killing two and wounding three Iraqi security forces, an Iraqi army statement said.

The Allas fields, 35 km south of Hawija, were one of the main sources of income for ISIS, which declared the so-called "caliphate" in parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Iraq declared its victory over ISIS in late 2017 after being expelled from all the areas it had controlled inside the country. ISIS has since turned to hit-and-run tactics to destabilize the Baghdad government.

"ISIS operatives were hit by two security points in the Allas fields in Salah al-Din province, and an explosive device went off on a wheel of security forces there, resulted in the killing two associates," the statement said.

ISIS mercenaries also shot at security forces attempting to transport the bodies, resulted in the wounding three others, the statement said.

A joint force of regular soldiers and the Popular Mobilization Forces was hunting down the attackers, the statement said.

It is worth mentioning that the US president declared the defeat of ISIS more than once, contrary to what current and former analysts and military believe that ISIS is now ready and fully prepared for activity, especially after the US decision to withdraw from northern and eastern Syria.





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