Eight Islamic State members and a tribal fighter were killed in clashes between the militant group and security forces in southeast of Mosul, a military source said. Speaking to Anadolu news agency, Col. Ahmed al- Jabouri, of the army’s Nineveh Operations Command, said, “Clashes broke out between IS and the Tribal Mobilization Forces in al-Adla village, located in Nimrud, southeast of Mosul, for more than two hours”. Eight of the militants, according to Jabouri, and a member of the pro-government tribal forces were killed, while another member was wounded. Meanwhile, Shafaq News quoted security sources as saying that army troops repulsed an IS attack in al-Tamarat region in west of Mosul, killing six of the attackers. The same sources also said two other militants were killed by security personnel near Nimrud as they tried to escape via Tigris River toward Hammam al-Alil.
The pro-government paramilitary troops have announced repulsing a terrorist scheme by Islamic State to target the