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Islamic State kills 27 Iraq pro-government fighters: paramilitary force

The Islamic State group has killed 27 members of a pro-government paramilitary group in an ambush north of Baghdad.

Published: 19th February 2018 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2018 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

Islamic State militants (File | AP)

By AFP

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group has killed 27 members of a pro-government paramilitary group in an ambush north of Baghdad, the Hashed al-Shaabi force said.

"On Sunday evening, a unit of the Hashed al-Shaabi was ambushed by the Islamic State terrorist group in the Hawija region" about 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of Baghdad, it said in a statement.

"The attackers were dressed in military uniforms and during the fighting 27 of our heroes were martyred."



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