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Three Popular Mobilization members killed, 3 others injured in Mosul

IRBIL, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- At least three members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) were killed and three others wounded on Wednesday when mortar shells bombed a camp in eastern Mosul.
Camp Zhelkan east of Mosul had been targeted over two hours and a half by mortar shells of militants of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), said spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Forces in a press statement.
More than 100 shells were fired at the camp and the surrounding areas, he said, adding three people were killed and three others wounded.
The PMF include Sunni Muslims seeking to liberate Nineveh Governorate in northern Iraq from ISIL militants. The PMF members are receiving training courses from Turkey and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
Meanwhile, four Turkish soldiers were injured by mortar shells fired by ISIL militants at Bashiga training center near Mosul, news reports said on Wednesday.
The injured were taken to Sirnak town in southeastern Turkey, bordering Iraq, to receive treatment, Turkey's Anadolu Agency said, adding their condition is "good".
The deployment of Turkish military forces to Bashiqa made a political difference between Baghdad and Ankara, but the latter said they are only training forces.
As a result, Iraq had submitted a complaint to the UN Security Council demanding an immediate and unconditioned withdrawal of the Turkish forces from northern Iraq, saying this violates the international law. Turkey's army announced some forces left Bashiqa and moved to some areas in northern Iraq. (end) sbr.hm