Iraqi forces kill over 90 ISIL Takfiris during various operations
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer fighters, has killed over 90 Takfiri ISIL militants during fierce clashes with the extremists in various parts of Iraq.
According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry on Tuesday, Iraqi troopers killed 61 ISIL Takfiris, and destroyed four terrorist hideouts, four Humvees rigged with explosives as well as six pick-up trucks with heavy machine guns mounted on them during an operation in the city of al-Karmah, located 16 kilometers (10 miles) northeast of Fallujah in the troubled western province of al-Anbar.
Iraqi forces also defused 104 improvised explosive devices, and cleared 24 booby-trapped houses in the operation.
Separately, Iraqi soldiers killed 30 ISIL terrorists and destroyed a truck bomb as they engaged the militants in the city of Ramadi, located about 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad.
Additionally, three ISIL members were killed and several others injured during a heavy gunfight with Iraqi government forces in areas surrounding the Baiji oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin.
ISIL launched an offensive in Iraq in June last year and took control of Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, before sweeping through parts of the country’s heartland.
The terrorists have committed heinous crimes and threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians during their advances in Iraq.