Iraq Forces Shoot Down Two Aircraft Close Mosul

Iraqi forces today gunned down two suicide planes close to the northern city of Mosul, as per a military officer.

Two men wearing dangerous belts endeavored to assault a primary central station of security powers in Tahona town in the northern Makhmour region, south-east of Mosul, Captain Saad Shahm Al-Aousi told the Anadolu Agency.

He said security forces opened fire on the two attackers, killing them on the spot.

An Iraqi soldier was slightly injured during an exchange of fire with the attackers.

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No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In another development, seven suspected militants were arrested by Iraqi security forces in southern and western Mosul, according to Army Major General Abdullah Al-Azzawi.

In December, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh’s military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled. Nevertheless, it appears that the terrorist group still maintains “sleeper cells” in several parts of the country.

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