On Saturday, according to a local police officer, Iraqi security forces killed three Daesh/ISIS terrorists in a raid in northern Iraq.
Police Captain Samir al-Shahabi stated that security forces raided a Daesh/ISIS hideout in Samarra, north of Saladin province. However, he expressed that the terrorists refused to surrender and opened fire, prompting Iraqi forces to fire back.
The raid by Iraqi security forces came one day after 11 Iraqi soldiers were killed in a Daesh/ISIS attack on a military post in the eastern Diyala province.
Iraq declared victory over Daesh/ISIS by reclaiming all territories the terrorist group controlled since the summer of 2014, in 2017. This territory was estimated to be about a third of the country’s territory.
However, the group still maintains sleeper cells in large areas in Iraq and occasionally launches sporadic attacks.