Eighteen Iraqis were killed in four jihadi attacks between Thursday and Saturday, April 28Is In May, security sources told Agency France-Press (AFP). The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center in Baghdad.
In the agricultural suburb of Tarmia, 20 km north of the capital, On Thursday evening, jihadists attacked an Iraqi military base and killed two officers and two soldiers., Reported by a first security official in a state of anonymity. When the fortifications came, they were in a deadly fire “One officer and two soldiers”, And a fighter belonging to a tribal faction and integrated with the general army “A civilian caught in a crossfire”He added.
At the same time, in the areaAlthun Kupri, North of Baghdad, federal government and Kurds dispute, Six Kurdish fighters killed, Another local security official told AFP. Fighters from the Islamic State group attacked (their) position with small arms. “
A third official said another deadly attack had taken place in the western desert on the Syrian border. An officer and a soldier were killed in the blast as the military convoy passed by In Acacia », He said.
Finally, In the province of DialaA bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center at Baghdad, killing at least two soldiers and wounding two others, officials said.
None of these attacks have been claimed Islamic State Group, But their mode of operation is different from that of jihadists in Iraq. The group, which lost territory it once held in the country by the end of 2017, now operates at night and in remote areas with small arms.
After the recent attack, the country’s president, Barham Saleh, appealed again on Saturday “Strengthen International Support to End Waste” Of ISIS. The U.S.-led military alliance has been in Iraq since 2014 to fight ISIS, but a vote in parliament last year called for the expulsion of all foreign troops from the country.