ISIS mercenaries carried out an attack with light weapons east of Tikrit, the center of Salah al-Din Governorate, against the sites of the Iraqi Popular Crowd Forces, and this attack comes two days after two suicide bombings in the heart of Baghdad, which killed 32 civilians and injured about 100 people.
In the context, Abu Ali Al-Maliki, one of the officers in the 22nd Brigade in the crowd, told AFP "ISIS mercenaries launched an attack on the 22nd Brigade east of Tikrit," the center of Salah al-Din province, which lies about 150 km north of the capital, Baghdad.
Other sources in the crowd said that 11 elements were killed, and ten others were wounded.
At the end of 2017, the Iraqi forces eliminated ISIS mercenaries, but cells from it are still active in some areas far from the cities, targeting military sites from time to time.
Iraqi forces have the support of the US-led Coalition, which first intervened in 2014 to participate in the war against ISIS by providing training, surveillance, and air cover in support of operations against militants.
The coalition significantly reduced its forces over the past year, as the United States reduced its forces from 5,200 to 2,500.
Experts say that this week's attacks may be the most expressive of these accumulated problems.
In addition, military sources and observers spoke about political divisions within the ranks of the local security forces, between units trained by the United States and others that received support from Iran.