Despite using at least 18 suicide bombers they failed miserably.

BEIRUT, LEBANON – The Islamic State terrorist group has launched a mass-suicide bombing attack against Iraqi forces near the Syrian border. Iraqi troops managed to repel the attack, but only just.

According to military-affiliated sources, on Tuesday, Iraqi forces operating near the Syrian border were attacked by scores of ISIS suicide bombers utilizing both car bombs and vest bombs in what appears to have been a desperate attempt by the terrorist group to overrun the positions of pro-government forces after many failed raids in previous weeks.

Reports state that the attack fell on the 28th Brigade of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units near Tal Sefok and that the resulting battle saw pro-government troops destroy no less than 18 Islamic State fighters with explosive vests as well as two car bombs.