Najmaddine Karim, the governor of Kirkuk, said on Monday that 74 ISIS terrorists were killed by local police during the previous weekend.
Following an attack by government forces, ISIS had to flee the city. However, the terrorist group still maintains a small presence inside the city.
After their attack inside of Kirkuk, the Iraqi police had to tighten security around the city in fear of another assault.
ISIS has also been pushed by the Iraqi forces, backed by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, out of the Iraqi city of Mosul.
In another development in recent days, head of the security committee of Kirkuk Provincial Council Ali Musa Yadekar revealed that the United States has helped the ISIS terrorists in launching attacks against Kirkuk on Friday.
“The US planes transferred the ISIL terrorists from Hawijah to Leilan and Daqouq which are mountainous regions empty of security forces in Southern Kirkuk,” Sputnik news agency quoted Yadekar as saying on Monday.
Ambassador of the International High Commission for Human Rights in the Middle-East Haitham Abu Saeed has also said that the Takfiri terrorists have escaped from Mosul to Raqqa and Idlib in Syria with Washington’s support.
"The US is also pressuring the Iraqi government to stop Hashd al-Sha'abi (popular) forces' participation in the Mosul Liberation Operations in a move to implement its plots in the region," he added.