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Iraqi federal police kill 19 ISIS militants in Nineveh

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Members of Iraqi Federal Police carry their weapon at the frontline during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Iraqi federal police forces announced Friday the killing of 19 ISIS militias in a security raid in Nineveh province.

The service’s commander, Raed Shaker Jawdat, said in a statement that air force-backed troops besieged a group of ISIS terrorists in Makhmur region, between Nineveh and Salahuddin provinces, while combing the area.

Iraq declared victory over ISIS militants late 2017, ending three years of war to retake territories occupied by the extremist group. But ISIS remnants continued to stage occasional attacks against security members and civilians.
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