ISIS snipers kill two Iraqi soldiers in disputed city near Iranian border

Two Iraqi soldiers were reportedly killed by Islamic State (ISIS) snipers on Monday night in the Diyala province as the group appears to be regaining strength in disputed territories in the north of the country.

Since its defeat in late 2017, ISIS has carried out regular attacks against Iraqi and Kurdish security forces in the northern provinces, including in Diyala near the Iranian border. In late July, an ISIS attack on Kurdish “Asayesh” security forces left four high-ranking officers dead and eight others wounded.

On August 27 on one of its Telegram channels, ISIS claimed credit for shooting killing two Iraqi soldiers in the Khanaqin area.