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Five Iraqi troops injured in clash with ISIS terrorists

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At least five Iraqi troops were injured on Wednesday during a fierce confrontation with militants of the ISIS in Diyala province.

Local sources told the Baghdad Post that the troops suffered injuries while engaging a group of jihadists in Sheikh Khalid village, near Hamrin Lake.

The Iraqi forces were conducting an anti-ISIS operation to clear the area from the IS presence, a source said.

“ISIS militants could encircle the Iraqi forces for a while before the [Shia militias of] Hashd al-Shaabi arrive and force the jihadists escape.”