Iraqi Air Strikes Kill Nearly 50 ISIL Terrorists
Iraqi fighter jets carried out precision strikes Monday against terrorist hideouts in Makishifa district, which lies near the holy shrine city of Samarra and 125 kilometers (78 miles) North of the capital, Baghdad. A total of 49 ISIL terrorists were killed in the air raids.
Meanwhile, a dozen Takfiri terrorists were killed when Iraqi security personnel mounted a series of offensives in the city of Husaybah, which lies seven kilometers (4.5 miles) East of Ramadi, as well as two other regions in the embattled Western Iraqi province of Anbar.
Iraqi government forces also defused 14 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on the outskirts of the oil-rich city of Baiji, located some 210 kilometers (130 miles) North of Baghdad.
Additionally, fighters from Popular Mobilization Units fired a barrage of artillery rounds at ISIL positions in Albu Shajal and al-Malahama districts of Anbar, killing seven militants. Six pickup trucks with machine guns mounted on were also destroyed in the fighting.
Moreover, an ISIL militant was killed as a roadside bomb he was trying to plant in the town of Tarmiyah, situated about 50 kilometers (30 miles) North of Baghdad, went off.
Iraqi security forces also Monday killed 17 ISIL Takfiri militants, injured another and defused 21 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during an operation in al-Karmah town, located about 48 kilometers (30 miles) West of Baghdad.
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.