iraqi security forces repel islamic state attack near baghdad
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Iraqi security forces repel islamic state attack near Baghdad

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Iraqi security forces repel islamic state attack near Baghdad

Iraqi security forces
Baghdad - Xinhua

Iraqi security forces on Sunday repelled an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on a military base in west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, raising fears about possible push by the extremists into the capital, security sources said.

Dozens of IS militants carried out a pre-dawn attack with three suicide car bombs on an army base and nearby grain silos in Hitawyeen area, just west of Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, a local security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Reinforcement troops and allied paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units arrived at the scene and pushed back the attackers after several hours of heavy clashes, leaving dozens of IS militants killed, the source said without elaboration.

Immediately after the attack, the security forces imposed curfew on Abu Ghraib area and blocked all the roads leading to Baghdad in order to prevent any possible infiltration of IS militants to the Iraqi capital, the source said.

The news of IS attack in Abu Ghraib area raised fears among Baghdad population the IS militant could be closer to the residential areas in the capital, especially after rumors said that dozens of families left their homes in Abu Ghraib area.

The fears in Baghdad pushed Brigadier General Saad Maan, spokesman of Baghdad Operations Command, to issue a brief statement calling on the people "not to listen to malicious rumors about the existence of displacement of Abu Ghraib families," asserting that what happened was only a failed attack by the extremist militants on Hitawyeen area not Abu Ghraib itself.

Abu Ghraib area, some 25 km west of Baghdad, located just north west of Baghdad international airport. The area is part of the volatile Sunni Arab area in west of Baghdad that stretches through Anbar province to Iraq's western borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Government troops and allied militias have been fighting for months to retake control of key cities and towns in Anbar, Iraq's largest province, from IS militants, who previously seized most of Anbar and tried to advance toward Baghdad.

Source: Xinhua

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

iraqi security forces repel islamic state attack near baghdad iraqi security forces repel islamic state attack near baghdad

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

iraqi security forces repel islamic state attack near baghdad iraqi security forces repel islamic state attack near baghdad

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 16:03 2017 Thursday ,21 December

US hits Myanmar general in new global rights sanctions
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday