Iraqi security forces killed 15 Daesh militants, who were trying to infiltrate into Iraq from neighbouring Syria, the Iraqi Interior Ministry, said, Tuesday.
Acting on intelligence reports, the federal police and the Iraqi intelligence Agency ambushed and killed 15 Daesh militants, who were trying to move into Iraq, through the Syrian border in western Iraq, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesman of the ministry, said in a statement.
The intelligence agency spotted the infiltrated terrorists, who were carrying weapons and explosive vests, and tracked them for several days, before killing them, Maan said.
On Dec 9, Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, officially declared full liberation of Iraq from the Daesh militants, after Iraqi forces seized the entire border area with Syria and the nearby desert, in western Iraq.
However, individual Daesh militants are still trying to infiltrate into Iraq from neighbouring Syria, through the roughly 600-km-long border, with vast rugged areas and desert land.
Source: NAM News Network