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11 Daesh commanders killed, 7 wounded in west Iraq

Iran Press TV

Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:14PM

Iraqi security forces have killed at least 11 senior commanders of Daesh Takfiri terror group in the western province of Anbar.

Iraqi authorities said on Wednesday that government forces targeted the Daesh members in the town Al-Qa'im, located nearly 400 kilometers northwest of the capital, Baghdad, in an air raid.

The attack also injured seven Daesh elements.

In a separate development on Wednesday, Iraqi Premier Haider al-Abadi said a group of militants involved in an attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad two days before was arrested.

The assault, claimed by Daesh, involved bombings, gunfire and hostage-taking in eastern Baghdad.

'The intelligence effort was able to arrest the terrorist criminal gang that bombed Baghdad Jadida,' a statement from Abadi's office quoted him as saying, pointing to the place where the attack was carried out.

The statement, however, did not specify the role of the detainees in the attack. All of the militants who directly carried out the assault died.

Daesh terrorists that control areas in northern and western Iraq have carried out numerous attacks in the country.

The group has suffered back-to-back defeats over the past weeks to the Iraqi military and allied volunteer fighters, chief among the setbacks being the militants' loss of control of Anbar's provincial capital of Ramadi, around 100 kilometers west of Baghdad.

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