Suicide bombers “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) attacked one of the American fire support bases stationed in Northern Iraq. On Sunday, September 17, reports TASS with reference to Shafaq News.
The attack was committed by night in a US camp near the village of al-Karaj. One of the militants was killed by military, the other two got inside and blew himself up. Casualties among the Americans there.
Base fire support to combat ISIS formed in March 2016. On the territory of the units are, according to some, several hundred U.S. Marines. On the basis of placed long-range artillery, which, as then it was noted, would be used to support Iraqi troops in the fight against ISIS for Mosul.
On July 9 Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi, declared the liberation of Mosul from Islamic state terrorists. Ground military operation to liberate the city began on 17 October 2016. It was attended by units of the regular Iraqi army, the Kurdish militia and formation of volunteers. The international coalition led by the US provided air and artillery support.