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    New US Firebase in Iraq Attacked on Monday Morning, Two Enemies Killed

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    Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that there was second attack on the newly established firebase in northern Iraq.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US forces have eliminated two enemy combatants who engaged in small arms fire with the newly established firebase in northern Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters on Monday.

    "There was some small arms fire this morning, ineffective," Warren stated. "It appeared to be focused more on…the larger base nearby. Two enemies killed in that operation."

    During the press briefing, Warren confirmed that the US military established a new firebase in northern Iraq to support Iraqi forces in liberating the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, also known as Daesh terrorists.

    The new attack on the base, that has been functional for several days, occurred following a deadly incident on March 19, when a member of the US Marine Corps had died in a rocket strike by the terrorists. This became a second casualty the US military had suffered since the launch of its operations in 2014.

    The Islamic State, also known by its Arab acronym Daesh, is a designated terrorist group that has taken large areas of land in Iraq and Syria, where it proclaimed a caliphate. The terror group is outlawed in the United States, Russia and in several other countries.


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