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Iraq air force kills scores of militants in Anbar

Iran Press TV

Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:47PM

Scores of militants belonging to the Takfiri ISIL group have been killed in Iraqi airstrikes in the restive province of al-Anbar.

According to a security source in the province, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the Iraqi fighter jets "bombed 14 sites belonging to" the ISIL in the city of Fallujah, killing in excess of 60 militants.

'The operation was based on accurate intelligence by Baghdad Security Directorate,' the source added.

Iraqi Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that a total of 28 ISIL terrorists were killed when Iraqi aircraft carried out strikes against terrorist hideouts in the town of al-Qa'im, located nearly 400 kilometers northwest of the capital, Baghdad, Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported.

The statement also said that as many as 15 ISIL Takfiris were injured in the aerial attacks.

In addition, Iraqi military aircraft bombarded an ISIL hideout in the town of Tuz Khormato, situated 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, killing 25 Takfiris and injuring ten others.

Since June 2014, the Takfiri ISIL group has been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious groups in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds.

Backed by Kurdish forces and volunteer Shia and Sunni fighters, the Iraqi army has been battling to drive the ISIL terrorists out of the areas they have seized.


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