Iraq: 122 Terrorists Killed in Iraq in 24 Hours
Most of the dead were ISIL fighters of various nationalities, including several commanders, killed in an airstrike conducted South of Mosul against the extremist group, a security official said on condition of anonymity.
The official added that the ISIL had told the forensic authority in Mosul not to record or reveal the number of the dead.
Dozens of the ISIL militants injured during the offensives against the extremist group are currently receiving treatment at Mosul hospitals, the official said.
A Pishmarga commander confirmed on Monday that the Kurdish Pishmarga’s artillery pounded the ISIL strongholds in the Bashik front, in the Southeastern part of the extremist-held city of Mosul, killing or wounding dozens of the militants.
“The Pishmarga artillery units shelled the ISIL bases near the Bashik front, killing two and wounding a dozen of the fighters,” Commander of the Halgurd Headquarter Brigadier General Musa Gardi said.
“Because of the heavy fire, many mines and booby traps planted by the ISIL in the area were also detonated by those fighters who tried to scape the Pishmarga shelling,” he added.
Last week, Pishmarga fighters repelled an attack by the ISIL terrorists in Southeastern Mosul, a military official said.
A senior Kurdish military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the Pishmarga forces pushed back the ISIL terrorists in the district of Makhmour, 50 km Southwestern Mosul, forcing large groups of them to flee the battlefield.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.