Iraqi forces kill two ISIS militants in south of Kirkuk (video)

File – Iraqi forces burn reed and grass to clear marshes and irrigation canals during the search operation. (Photo: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/The Guardian)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi security forces killed two Islamic State (ISIS) militants in south of Kirkuk late on Friday, Esta Media Network’s reporter said.

Kirkuk joint operations command said its forces set an “ambush” for ISIS militants as they were trying to attack the security forces with a booby-trapped motorbike in south of Kirkuk.

“Our brave security forces who are on duty at night and in days managed to kill those terrorists who tried to target our units,” the command added.

Esta Media Network reporter in Kirkuk said two ISIS militants were killed and the motorbike was exploded by the security forces.

In 2017 Baghdad announced victory over the militant group, and attacks in Iraqi cities have since become much rarer, although troops continue to fight ISIS sleeper cells in mountainous and desert areas.

The militants still mount deadly operations, mostly at night and in remote areas.

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