Three militants were also captured
12/03/2017 – 12:45
MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) militants carried out late on Saturday a fierce attack on Tal Afar airport, 70 km south of Mosul, where they were repelled by the Iraqi forces stationed in the area.
Colonel Khudhair Salih from the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command told BasNews the Brigade 92 of the Iraqi army repulsed a major IS offensive on Tal Afar airport which is currently under Iraqi forces’ control.
The source added that the security forces managed to kill 18 militants including four suicide bombers, as well as capturing three others.