Iraqi forces take back western region from ISIL Takfiris
Iran Press TV
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:21AM
Iraqi security forces have managed to recapture a town in the conflict-ridden western province of al-Anbar from Takfiri ISIL militants as they continue to gain more ground in the battle against the extremists.
The president of the Khalidiya District Council, Ali Dawood, told Arabic-language al-Sumeria satellite television network that Iraqi troopers liberated the region of Albu Dhiab, which lies north of the provincial capital city of Ramadi, on Wednesday.
He added that tens of ISIL Takfiris were killed and injured during the operation.
Dawood further said that Iraqi security forces are now heading toward the neighboring Albu Faraj area.
The Iraqi Defense Ministry, in a statement released on Wednesday, also announced that government forces have launched a barrage of rockets at ISIL positions in the town of al-Karmah, situated about 48 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, killing 11 Takfiri militants.
The commander of the 30th Brigade of Popular Mobilization units, Abu Abdullah al-Fahdawi, said on Tuesday that 30 ISIL extremists were killed as his forces launched an operation in the al-Rashad district of al-Karmah. A number of improvised explosive devices were also defused following the offensive.
More than 20 ISIL members were killed earlier in the day during heaving fighting with Iraqi army troopers in Albu Jawari district, which lies north of Salahuddin's provincial capital city of Tikrit.
Separately, Iraqi security forces raided militant hideouts in the city of Husaybah, which lies seven kilometers (4.5 miles) east of Ramadi, on Tuesday. A total of 14 ISIL Takfiris were killed in the operation.
ISIL started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily armed terrorist group took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country's heartland.
Iraqi soldiers, police units, Kurdish forces, and Shia and Sunni volunteers are engaged in battles with the terrorists to drive them out of the areas under their control.
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