[Rudaw] With air support from the US-led coalition, the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (ICTS) said it launched a ground operation south of Kirkuk on Monday against remnants of the Islamic State|
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not
group (ISIS), killing an unspecified number of holy warriors.
"A number of bad boyz were potted in 11
s" during the operation on Mount Ghurra, south of Dibis, the ICTS said in a statement.
"Eight caves used by the remnants of the ISIS bully boyz were destroyed, including an IED manufacturing factory," the statement added.
Rudaw English has contacted the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve for confirmation of coalition involvement in Monday’s operation. It is yet to receive a response.
In an effort to purge the group from isolated regions of Anbar, Nineveh, and Saladin, the Iraqi army on Sunday launched operation Lions of al-Jazeera.
The operation, spread over several days, is being conducted by Iraqi army units, the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, and Sunni tribal fighters known as Hashd al-Ahsairi. They are accompanied by Iraqi warplanes.