88 Takfiri ISIL terrorists killed in Iraqi army operations
Iran Press TV
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:23AM
More than 80 Takfiri ISIL terrorists have been killed in operations conducted by Iraqi army soldiers backed by allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units across the country.
On Tuesday, Iraqi volunteer forces repelled an ISIL onslaught north of the strategic western city of Fallujah, located roughly 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, killing at least 40 terrorists in the process, Arabic-language al-Sumaria news network reported.
Iraqi fighter jets also destroyed three vehicles belonging to ISIL during the operation.
Separately, Iraqi security personnel lobbed a barrage of mortar rounds at terrorist hideouts in Fallujah, killing 27 ISIL members and injuring tens of others.
Moreover, at least 21 ISIL militants were killed as Iraqi forces engaged them in the city of Husaybah, which lies seven kilometers (4.5 miles) east of Anbar's provincial capital city of Ramadi.
The Iraqi forces also pounded militant positions in al-Karmah town, located about 48 kilometers (30 miles) west of Baghdad.
The commander of the 3rd Battalion of the Iraqi Army's 30th Brigade, Colonel Mahmoud Morzi al-Jumaili, also told Arabic-language al-Forat news agency that volunteer fighters had killed an ISIL commander, identified as Ali Hussain Jasim al-Issawi, and 20 of his comrades during an ambush in Karmah's central district of al-Rashad. He added that security forces are combing the area to clear it of any possible improvised explosive device.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since ISIL launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The Takfiri group has been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious groups in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others. Units of army soldiers coupled with volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.
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