Iraq: ISIS attack on Salahadin oilfield defeated

Iraqi security forces “fiercely” repelled an attack staged by ISIS militants on an oilfield in Salahadin province on Sunday night, confirmed officials.

The North Oil Company police announced that their forces tasked with protecting the Salahadin province’s oilfields “defeated an ISIS attack on the Alas Oilfield.”

It added the group suffered casualties as a number of the attackers were killed and some others wounded.

“They retreated to an unknown place taking back the wounded with them,” it added .

Iraq declared the group defeated in 2017. However, they frequently carry out attacks against security forces and civilians, especially in security vacuums between Kurdish and Iraq forces.

The NOC commended the Hashd al-Shaabi saying they came to the aid of NOC policemen in fighting off the jihadists.

The fresh ISIS attack came a day after the group staged a similar attack on a Hashd al-Shaabi force in Shingal.