American troops battle ISIS for first time as they see off attempted attack by militants on Iraqi base
- Islamic State militants attempted to overrun Ein al-Asad base on Sunday
- US support troops and advisers killed an unknown number of the militants
- The troops were supported during the battle by F18 fighter jets
- ISIS forced to retreat after suffering casualties during two hour firefight
A number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun an Iraqi military base.
The militants attacked Ein al-Asad military base on Sunday where more than 100 U.S. military support troops are based.
Despite launching the surprise attack just after midnight, ISIS's offensive was swiftly repelled when U.S. troops and F18 jets joined in the skirmish in support of the Iraqi Army.
Facing both Iraqi and US troops supported by F18 jets, an unknown number of ISIS attackers were killed during the two hour firefight before being forced to retreat.
Originally Posted by Daily Mail