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  • Updated: January 21, 2022

Iraqi Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Barracks

Eleven Iraqi soldiers have been killed in an overnight attack on an army barracks in the eastern province of Diyala.

According to TRT World, a senior military official said on Friday that; "Eleven soldiers have been killed during an attack carried out by the Daesh terrorists targeting a base of the army."

"The attack took place overnight, around 2:30 am against a base in the Hawi al Azim area."

The Diyala province governor, Muthanna al Tamimi confirmed the death toll, and also hit out at the Iraqi army, alleging they were caught unprepared.

He stated that; "The main reason for this attack is negligence on the part of soldiers, because the base is fortified."

"There is a thermal camera, night vision goggles and a concrete watch-tower."

Iraq declared the defeat of Daesh group in December 2017, but attacks by the group has persisted in the country. Last year, a United Nations report estimated that around 10,000 Daesh fighters remained active across Iraq and Syria.

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Quadri Adejumo
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