Iraqi army along with popular fighters shot down an ISIL drone in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk as it was spying on the Iraqi territory.
According to Iraqi media reports, a hostile surveillance aircraft operated by the ISIL was shot down by Iraqi troops as it was flying over the Hamrin mountains, 60 miles South of Kirkuk.
The drone was brought down after two sides exchanged heavy gunfire for hours.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.