Mosul, Mar 30, (VOI)- A senior police officer along with an escort were killed on Sunday as police forces clashed with Qaeda-linked armed group in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a police source said.
“A police force launched detentions campaign, this morning, in al-Sahaji neighborhood, western Mosul, in hunt for gunmen belonging to Islamic State in Iraq armed group,” the source, who asked not to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq- Voices of Iraq- (VOI).
The source added “Colonel Ziad Qassem Sultan, commander of police 1st regiment was killed along with one of his escorts.”
Islamic State in Iraq is Qaeda-linked armed group that is active in Sunni areas particularly in Mosul city, 405 km north of Baghdad, and in large parts of Diala province, 57 km northeast of Baghdad.
Jay Gory, The Cheers News
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