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Iraqi Airstrikes Kill 25 Daesh Commanders in Anbar

Sputnik News

19:42 27.12.2015(updated 19:44 27.12.2015)

Iraq's air force eliminated 25 Daesh field commanders in the Anbar province, local media reported Sunday, citing an army statement.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier on Sunday, Iraqi troops surrounded government buildings occupied by IS militants in Anbar's capital Ramadi, according to the country's military.

'Under Iraq's joint operation command control, Iraqi air force planes carried out precise airstrike in Qaim, in the west of the Anbar province on Sunday evening. As result of the strike, 25 Daesh commanders were killed and two terrorist positions were destroyed,' Iraqi military said in a statement, as quoted by the Iraqi Media News Agency.

The Iraqi army launched an anti-Daesh offensive across Anbar on Tuesday. The main aim of the offensive was to liberate Ramadi, which has been occupied by Daesh militants since May.

Daesh, which is an extremist jihadist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries, has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq in 2014, declaring a caliphate on territories under its control.


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