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Iraqi forces liberate more regions in Anbar Province

12 January 2016 10:25


Security forces in Iraq, backed by tribal fighters, have made fresh gains against Daesh, liberating new areas in the western province of Anbar.

Troops retook the Qaryat Sakran region, about 240 km (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, on Monday following heavy clashes with the terrorists, mayor of Haditha Mabrouk Hamid told the Arabic-language al-Sumaria television.

Military commander Brigadier General Karim Zughayr said scores of Daesh militants were killed and nearly 150 military vehicles plus a T-52 battle tank were destroyed. A sizable amount of light and heavy munitions was also seized.

Iraqi security forces and fighters from Popular Mobilization units further killed more than 70 Daesh militants as they established control over al-Shaei region, which lies north of Haditha.

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