Iraq : 13 policemen killed in an attack
Thirteen Iraqi policemen were killed in a group attack against a checkpoint in the country’s north early Sunday, security and medical sources said. “Members of the organisation targeted a federal police checkpoint,” said the officer, who did not want to be named.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured Iraqi president Barham Salih at the end of August that the operation against the islamic state terrorist group is not over, but is just entering a new phase. There are currently 2,500 US troops in Iraq assisting local forces to counter what remains of the Islamic State terrorist group.
US President Joe Biden said in July that the US combat mission in Iraq would come to a close by the end of this year. After December 31, 2021 the United States is expected to switch to training and assisting Iraqi forces to counter Islamic State terrorists.