Iraqi security forces have carried out operation against ISIS checkpoints established near the city of Mosul.
According to Iraqi sources, at least 17 ISIS members were killed on the road linking between Hatra and Mosul. ISIS had used these checkpoints to to abduct civilians and kill Iraqi security personnel. The terrorists had used fake identities posing as police officers.
Separately, 7 police servicemen have been killed and injured in clashes with ISIS terrorists southwest of the city of Kirkuk.
Clashes took place in near the village of Helwati and pro-government sources claim that some ISIS members were also killed. However, no details were provided.
On July 29, the Iraqi government said that it had put to death 12 people convicted of terrorism.
“Based on the orders of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, executions were carried out on Thursday of 12 convicted terrorists who have received final verdicts,” a statement released by a government spokesman said.