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Iraqi Army Kills Daesh Security Service Head in Anbar Province

Sputnik News

14:15 20.06.2016(updated 14:33 20.06.2016)

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled Obaidi said that the person in charge of the terrorist organization Daesh's security service was killed in a special operation carried out by the Iraqi army in Anbar province.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The person in charge of the terrorist organization Islamic State's security service was killed in a special operation carried out by the Iraqi army in Anbar province, Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled Obaidi said Monday.

"A special unit of the Iraqi military stormed a building in the Iraqi Anbar province where the head of the Islamic State Security Service, Ahmed Madjid, and other terrorist group members were hiding. As a result, Madjid was killed in a shootout together with seven other terrorists," the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) press service cited Obaidi as saying.

Fighting in the Anbar province comes is concentrated around the Iraqi army operations near the city of Fallujah against Daesh, a terrorist organization prohibited in many countries around the world, including in the United States and Russia.

According to the press service, 377 terrorists were killed in the battle for Fallujah over a three-day period, including 40 snipers. In addition, 45 car-bombs were destroyed, and 516 mines and bombs were neutralized.

Fallujah, located some 42 miles west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, is one of the largest cities in the Anbar province. Daesh has been in control of the city since 2014.

On June 17, Iraqi Brigadier General Abdelwahab Saadi said that the Iraqi military operation to liberate Fallujah would be completed in two to three days, once the militants still concentrated in the north of the city had be routed.

Iraqi Kurdistan is an autonomous territory in northern Iraq, whose status is enshrined in the Iraqi Constitution.

Sputnik



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