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Iraqi forces kill 42 IS militants

The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) killed 42 militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group during can

IS militants

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Dec 2020 3:15 AM GMT

The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) killed 42 militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group during can operation in Nineveh province, the country's military has confirmed. Acting on intelligence reports, the CTS forces backed by Iraqi and international coalition aircraft, stormed into the Ayn al-Jahash area south of the provincial capital of Mosul, the former stronghold of the IS, Xinhua news agency reported citing the military as saying in a statement on Sunday. The CTS forces were engaged in fierce clashes with IS militants in the area for two successive days, YahiaRasoul, spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi forces, said in the statement. The troops forced the IS militants to withdraw and hole up in their hideouts in tunnels and caves, prompting the CTS troops to storm their hideouts even with hand grenades, he added. (IANS)

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