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Iraqi army thwarts ISIL attack in al-Qayyara

Iraqi forces repelled an attack by the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) on a village in al-Qayyara, south of Mosul, the Ninawa Operations Command said Tuesday (October 4th).

The attack involved six car bombs, one bulldozer and dozens of gunmen, Ninawa Operations Commander Nejim Edin Karim al-Jubury told Diyaruna.

"The army destroyed two vehicles packed with explosives, while the international coalition destroyed the other vehicles and the bulldozer, and killed those on board," he said.

The other attackers were engaged by the army and forced to withdraw from the site, he said.

"At least 30 terrorists, including foreign fighters, were killed in the failed attempt," he added.

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