53 ISIL terrorists slain in Iraqi army airstrikes
At least 53 Takfiri ISIL terrorists, including five militant commanders, have been killed in two separate operations by the Iraqi air force in the country’s western province of Anbar and the northern province of Kirkuk.
According to a statement released by the Iraqi Interior Ministry on Saturday, a total of 28 ISIL extremists were killed when Iraqi aircraft carried out precision strikes against terrorist hideouts in the town of al-Qa’im, located nearly 400 kilometers northwest of the capital, Baghdad, Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported.
The statement further said that as many as 15 ISIL Takfiris also sustained injuries in the aerial attacks.
Separately, Iraqi military aircraft bombarded an ISIL hideout in the town of Taza Khormato, situated 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, killing 25 Takfiris and injuring ten others.
Meanwhile, ISIL terrorists executed two civilians by firing squad in Qa’im. The Takfiri terrorists had accused the victims of collaboration with Iraqi security personnel and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
The Takfiri group has been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious groups in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others.
The Iraqi army, backed by Kurdish forces and volunteer Shia and Sunni fighters, has been engaged in operations to drive the ISIL terrorists out of the areas they have seized since June 2014.