11 Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: security sources

At least 11 fighters from Iraq’s state-sponsored Hashed al-Shaabi force were killed in an ambush by the IS group north of the capital on Saturday, Hashed security sources said. The jihadists used light weapons and the cover of darkness to target the Hashed east of Tikrit, the capital of Iraq’s Salahaddin province, two days after a twin suicide attack claimed by the group killed 32 people in Baghdad. “IS launched an attack on the Hashed’s Brigade 22,” said one of the unit’s officers Abu Ali al-Maliki. Maliki told AFP the brigade commander was among those killed before reinforcements from the fe…

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