Baghdad: At least 24 people were killed in an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday.
Iraqi media reported today that fierce clashes were underway between Iraqi security forces and the ISIS near Mosul's airport.
The news comes a day after ISIS militants launched an attack using two car bombs on Kanaos village in the south of Qayyarah, in which two soldiers were killed while 29 others were injured.
Iraqi forces recaptured Qayyarah, which lies on the western bank of Tigris river, some 60 kilometres south of Mosul, from ISIS terrorists late in August.
Iraq's Almada Press website reported that Iraqi forces thwarted an ISIS assault on the Aden district, east of Mosul, killing 13 terrorists, including the senior commander, Talaat Ahmed Fathi aka Abu Mohammed al-Iraqi.