Iraqi Army Kills 94 ISIS Terrorists in Military Operations
On Wednesday, a total of 54 ISIS terrorists were killed after Iraqi fighter jets launched aerial attacks against terrorist positions in the Makhoul Mountains, which lie 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) north of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, in the northern province of Salahuddin.
A launching pad used by ISIS extremists to lob mortar rounds at the area was also destroyed during the operation, Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported.
A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said Iraqi security forces mounted separate ground operations north of Anbar’s provincial capital city of Ramadi, killing at least 40 ISIS Takfiris.
Five explosive-laden vehicles, which ISIS members had planned to use against Iraqi army troopers in Albu Dhiyab and Albu Faraj areas, were also destroyed during the offensives.
Separately, fighters from pro-government Popular Mobilization units managed to seize control of Qaryat al-Atiq and Qaryat al-Rawabin villages, which lie on the western foothills of the Hamrin Mountains in the oil-rich northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, from ISIS terrorists on Wednesday.
There has been no report on the fatalities among Iraqi government forces or allied fighters from Popular Mobilization units.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence ever since ISIS terrorists began their campaign of terror in the country in June 2014; Press TV reported.