A coalition member hangs an 81-mm mortar prior to launching it at a known ISIS location near the Iraqi-Syrian border on May 13, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)

ISIS Members Detonate Themselves During Clash with Iraqi Forces in Shingal

Three Islamic State members on Sunday detonated their suicide vests during a confrontation with Iraqi security forces in Nineveh province’s Sinjar (Shingal) district, a commander from the area said.

The incident occurred about 40 kilometers from the Iraqi-Syrian border near the village of Girzark, Haider Shasho, the Commander of the Ezidkhan Protection Force (HPE) in Shingal, told Kurdistan 24.

“A group of armed suicide bomber Da’esh [ISIS] members” attacked Sunni components of the Hashd al-Shaabi militias and, “following clashes, three [ISIS] fighters blew themselves up,” the commander added. Iraqi media reported that six Islamic State fighters had been involved in the exchange.

Read more at Kurdistan 24

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