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Iraq forces inflict heavy losses on ISIL

Iran Press TV

Sat Aug 1, 2015 9:42AM

Iraqi Army and popular forces battling the ISIL terrorist group have inflicted heavy losses on its members and purged some areas in the country of its presence.

Intense confrontation between Popular Mobilization forces and Takfiri elements in the Ta'awun district of the city of Samarra in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, killed and injured dozens of the terrorists and forced some others to flee.

Iraqi security forces also fully liberated the al-Halabsah district in the province from the clutches of the ISIL. The Wa'ad Allah unit, affiliated with the Iraqi Army, killed a number of ISIL militants in the operation before heading towards the al-Rashad district.

The popular forces also reported the liberation of the al-Fahimi district in the west of the western Iraqi province of Anbar from ISIL.

The forces together with Army troops also attacked the al-Soufiyah district in the province on three sides, bringing a vast expanse of it under control.

Iraqi website Alforat News, meanwhile, reported that 23 ISIL terrorists had been killed and four vehicles belonging to them destroyed in Anbar's al-Bou'eitheh district. The website also said that the US-led so-called anti-ISIL coalition had bombarded terrorist positions in the district and neutralized 30 booby traps.

An Iraqi commander, leading the operation aimed at liberating Anbar, said the provincial city of Al-Karmah was still being purged of the ISIL presence. Scores of Takfiri elements have been killed and a number of their vehicles destroyed in the cleansing operation.

ISIL terrorists have overrun huge swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.

They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.

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