Major IS counter-attacks foreshadow new insurgency

Kirkuk police and Peshmerga forces conduct search and raid operations in the Jrada-Ogolo village south of Kirkuk city on Oct. 23, 2016, in an effort to capture some of the Islamic State militants who had recently launched a deadly attack. (KAMARAN AL-NAJAR/Iraq Oil Report)
Even as they lose ground around Mosul, IS militants showed their capacity for guerilla warfare, deploying 100-man squads to exploit security gaps in Kirkuk and Anbar.
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