ISTANBUL (AA) – Iraqi security forces killed two ISIS members in the northern Kirkuk province, the military said on Wednesday.
Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations Command, Gen. Qais al-Muhammadawi, said security forces carried out an operation in Wadi al-Shay district in Kirkuk to hunt down “ISIS terrorists”.
A cache of weapons and ammunition was seized during the operation, he added in statements carried by state news agency INA.
The ISIS overran Iraq’s Mosul, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces in 2014, as well as parts of Diyala and Kirkuk provinces, before these regions were gradually freed from the group.
Iraqi authorities declared victory against the ISIS on Dec. 9, 2017. The group continues sporadic attacks in the rural areas of these provinces.