Iraqi Army Launches Counter-Offensive in Samarra after Sudden Militant Attack

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Friday, 06 June 2014

iraqi forcesThe Iraqi army destroyed Thursday eight ISIL (The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) vehicles in Samarra in Salahuddin province.

Media Reports mentioned that the Iraqi army used the artillery rockets and the warplanes to

drive the militants out of three neighborhoods which they had already controlled.

The Iraqi army also cordoned off the Askariyan (P) shrines in the city.

According to AFP, ISIL terrorists had launched a sudden attack in the city, killing and wounding 51 Iraqi policemen.

In details, the militants, travelling in dozens of vehicles, some mounted with anti-aircraft guns, attacked a major checkpoint on the southeast side of Samarra, killing the security forces guarding it and burning their vehicles, witnesses said.

They then took control of several areas of the city, north of Baghdad, according to witnesses, who reported seeing the bodies of both security forces and gunmen in the streets.

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