110 Daesh Takfiri militants killed in Iraqi army operations
Iraqi forces have killed 110 Daesh terrorists in separate operations against the Takfiri group across the country.
A security source, requesting not to be named, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network that a total of 20 Daesh extremists were killed when Iraqi aircraft carried out precision strikes against terrorist hideouts in the al-Malahama and Tel Mashihida districts, which lie east of Anbar’s provincial capital city of Ramadi, on Thursday.
The source noted that 20 Daesh Takfiris also sustained injuries and 11 vehicles belonging to the militants were destroyed in the aerial attacks.
Separately, Iraqi security forces killed 10 Daesh members and destroyed an excavator rigged with explosives in the Albu Issa and Jarayeshi districts of Anbar Province.
Meanwhile, 39 Deash terrorists, including several militant commanders, were killed when Iraqi security personnel carried out an operation in Tal Albu Jarad village.
Four other Daesh Takfiris were killed and two explosives-laden cars destroyed during an offensive in the town of al-Karmah, situated about 48 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad.
Also on Thursday, the self-proclaimed Daesh finance minister, identified by his nom de guerre, Sulaiman Saed Sheikhdar, was killed along with 36 other extremists as Iraqi forces fired an unspecified number of artillery rounds at terrorist hideouts across Anbar.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since ISIL Takfiris launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.
Army soldiers and volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.