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MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. The attack of militants from the IS group outlawed in Russia from Mosul on Kirkuk was a deceptive maneuver, thus the coalition forces in Iraq were surprised, a source at the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
"Most likely, the militants attacked Kirkuk in a deceptive maneuver," the source said. "The militants' attack surprised the coalition forces. They seem to be at a loss.".