ISIS militants launch deadly attack on Iraqi army site, killing five soldiers – Security forces launch major operation in response

Baghdad, Iraq – In response to a deadly attack by ISIS militants on an Iraqi army site that claimed the lives of five soldiers, Iraqi security forces launched a significant operation on Tuesday. The operation, which targeted the Al-Aith area of Saladin, aimed to track down the perpetrators responsible for the assault.

A local police source revealed that the operation was carried out along three different axes in the region. The attack by ISIS took place on Monday evening, between Diyala and Saladin governorates, where Iraqi forces were able to fend off the extremists.

According to a security force report, members of ISIS launched an attack on a checkpoint belonging to the 2nd Brigade of the 91st Division of the 21st Operations Command in the village of Sheikh Mohammed in the Metebije of Al-Dor district in Saladin. Tragically, the assault resulted in the death of an Iraqi army brigade commander and four soldiers, with eight others sustaining injuries as a result.

The Iraqi security forces’ swift response to the ISIS attack highlights the ongoing threat posed by extremist groups in the region. The tragic loss of life serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by Iraqi forces in maintaining security and stability within the country.

Efforts to pursue the perpetrators of the attack are underway, with authorities committed to bringing those responsible to justice. The incident underscores the need for continued vigilance and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Iraq. The bravery and sacrifice of the fallen soldiers will not be forgotten as the country remains resolute in its battle against extremism.