On March 5, four sercurity forces servicemen were killed in clashes with ISIS militants in the city of Mosul, according to Iraqi sources.
According to the media outlet Basnews, clashes took place in the district of al-Haramat in the western part of Mosul. Local residents reportedly saw at least 3 ISIS gunmen.
“The assailants fled the scene after the shooting and a probe was opened into the incident,” Basnews quoted a security source as saying.
Despite the liberation of Mosul from ISIS’ self-proclaimed caliphate, the security situation in the city remains tense. The terrorist group still has a wide network of supporters and cells in the area.
In a separate development, a military vehicle was hit by an IED near the town of Ar-Rutbah in western Anbar. The IED had been planted by local ISIS cells, according to reports.