Iraqi forces recapture gas field town in Diyala
Iran Press TV
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:12PM GMT
Iraqi forces have reportedly regained control of a strategic town which is home to a number of gas fields in the eastern province of Diyala as the army continues its battle against Takfiri terrorists.
According to reports, Iraqi armed forces managed to recapture the small town of Mansouriyat al-Jabal located northeast of the capital, Baghdad, on Thursday shortly after it fell into the hands of militants.
Meanwhile, reports further indicate that Iraqi soldiers have killed many terrorists during the ongoing clashes northeast of the city of Tikrit.
The Iraqi army has also announced that it has sent more reinforcements to the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad, after retaking control of a main road connecting the two cities.
On June 10, militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took control of Mosul, the capital of Iraq's Nineveh Province, which was followed by the fall of Tikrit.
Over the past days, heavy clashes have been underway between Iraqi armed forces and the ISIL terrorists, who have threatened to spread their acts of violence to Baghdad and other Iraqi cities.
However, their advance has been slowed down as Iraqi military forces along with volunteer fighters have begun engaging the terrorists on several fronts, pushing them out of several areas they had earlier overrun.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has vowed that the country's security forces would confront the foreign-sponsored militants.
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