Attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk over, 74 ISIL Terrorists Dead: Governor

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Published in Iraq
Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Iraqi security forces on Monday ended an attack by the ISIL group in Kirkuk city, killing at least 74 ‘jihadists’ in three days of clashes, the provincial governor said.

“The attack is over and life has returned to normal,” Najmeddin Karim, the governor of Kirkuk province, told AFP.

“The security forces have killed more than 74 ISIL terrorists and detained several others, including their leader.”

Karim said the initial confessions of the ringleader confirmed reports that around 100 fighters attacked Kirkuk early Friday, some of them sleeper cells that joined up with militants infiltrating the city.

Some attackers are also believed to have fled the city on Saturday, later clashing with security forces in rural areas east of Kirkuk.

The spectacular attack led to three days of clashes that left at least 46 people dead, mostly members of the security forces, and the Kurdish-controlled city under curfew.

The brazen raid on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil-rich area around 240 kilometres (150 miles) north of Baghdad, appeared to be an attempt by ISIL to divert attention from Mosul.

Tens of thousands of Iraqi forces are pressing a week-old offensive on Iraq’s second city, which is also the ISIL’s last major stronghold in the country.

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