Iraq: ISIL fighters attack military base, 11 Officials killed

Friday, January 21, 2022

BAGHDAD: ISIL fighters took advantage of the darkness of the night to attack a military base in the Iraqi capital, killing 11 people.

According to the international news agency, ISIS fighters entered the military base located in the mountainous area of   Al-Azm district in the northern part of the Iraqi capital Baghdad last night and indiscriminately opened fire on the personnel sleeping in the barracks.

At least 11 ISIS fighters have been killed. The assailants also took weapons, ammunition and military vehicles with them. Due to the sudden attack, the military personnel did not get a chance to recover.

In Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced in 2014 that it would occupy a large part of the country and establish its own government.

Most of the area has been liberated from ISIS control, but there are still ISIS fighters in remote rural areas who have moved out of their strongholds and are still operating.

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