ISIS attacks Jalawla, flees when villagers resist

ISIS carried out another attack against Jalawla’s villages that have been in their crosshairs for a while. The attack was pushed back when villagers launched an armed resistance against the gangs.

ISIS gangs have been targeting the vicinity and villages of Khanaqin, Jalawla, Diyala and Tuz Khurmatu for a while and they attempted an attack against the Sherq village in Jalawla on Sunday night.

The villagers retaliated the gang attack, and the gangs fled following brief clashes.

A security officer from the region said: “ISIS first attacked the Iraqi Federal Police checkpoint near the village and killed 2 police officers there. Then they attacked the village, but the Kurdish villagers fought back. ISIS was forced to withdraw after the clashes.”