Iraqi forces foil attack by ISIS on Tal Afar airport

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces

Iraqi security forces on Sunday foiled an armed attack by ISIS terrorist group on Tal Afar airport, killing 18 militants, according to a military source.

In press statements, the source said the 92th Division of the Iraqi Army repelled an attack by ISIS militants against Tal Afar airport.

The Iraqi joint forces killed 18 militants, including four suicide bombers who were driving booby-trapped cars to detonated at the airport.

The source pointed out that three ISIS militants were arrested while they were attempting to infiltrate the vicinity of the airport.

The Iraqi security forces have been deployed around the airport to secure it. They also cordoned off the villages in the surroundings of the airport to prevent any infiltration attempt by the ISIS militants who are targeting the airport.  

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