BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) on Monday killed 14 Daesh terrorists in an operation in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, the Iraqi military said.
A force from the CTS conducted an operation to hunt down Daesh remnants in south of the provincial capital city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, the media office of the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.
The operation resulted in the killing of 14 Daesh terrorists, the statement said without giving further details.
The security situation in Iraq was dramatically improved after Iraqi security forces fully defeated the Daesh terrorists across the country late in 2017.
However, despite repeated military operations in rural and rugged areas in central and northern parts of the country, some Daesh terrorists are still active there and are carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians.