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Iraqi Forces Kill 11 Notorious Terrorist Leaders, ISIL’s Baghdad Governor in Anbar

13 January 2016 16:26



The Iraqi forces killed nearly a dozen ISIL militants, including the terrorist group’s new governor for Baghdad in Western Iraq, the country’s interior ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Abu Du’a al-Rawi (Baghdad governor) and 10 other ISIL terrorists were killed in successful joint intelligence and military operations in Al-Qa’em region of Anbar province, the statement added.

The ISIL’s senior member, nom de guerre Abu Walid al-Araq who was in charge of transportation and equipment in Fallujah, was also seriously wounded in the Iraqi army’s operations in Anbar province.

Other senior ISIL members who were killed in the Iraqi army’s operations included Abu Davoud al-Rawi, Abu Qatadeh al-Jazrawi and Abu Fatema.

Seven other ISIL terrorists were also wounded in the Iraqi army’s operation.

On Monday, the Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) continued their advances in Anbar province, and purged the terrorists from two newly-released strategic regions.

The Iraqi forces seized back al-Sokran and al-Sha’yee regions near the city of al-Haditha.

The Iraqi military sources confirmed that al-Sha’yee and al-Sokran regions are now under the control of the army and popular forces.

The Iraqi army and the volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) continued their advances in Anbar province, and seized back a highly-important region near the city of al-Haditha on Monday.

Yesterday, the army started its operations to win back the region of Al-Sokran near al-Sha’yee region.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Iraqi forces gained full control over al-Sha’yee region in the Northern part of al-Haditha.

At least 70 ISIL militants were killed in the government and popular troops’ military operations in al-Haditha region.

On Sunday, the Iraqi army continued its advances in the city of Ramadi in Anbar province, Western Iraq, and seized back a strategic region from ISIL’s control.

“The Iraqi forces managed to take full control of Sofia district in the Eastern part of Ramadi city and released 500 families who were under the ISIL’s siege,” the Arab media outlets quoted Spokesman of Anbar Governor’s Office Eid Amash as saying.

Sofia region had become a safe haven for the ISIL terrorists who had fled the city center of Ramadi after army’s recent advances.

The Iraqi security forces destroyed several ISIL tunnels after taking control of Sofia district.

On December 26, the Iraqi army sources in Iraq said that the country’s army had purged the ISIL terrorists from 90% of the Ramadi city.

“The breakthrough was made after Friday evening’s fierce clashes between the Iraqi forces and the terrorists in the strategic region of Huz in the Southern parts of Ramadi and North of al-Zabat district,” the army sources added.

The victory will pave the ground for the Iraqi army to clean up the city center from the ISIL terrorists and rebuild the bridge connecting Huz and the Southern outskirts of Ramadi, including Qadisiya region, which in turn would facilitated dispatch of troops and arms logistics to the Iraqi forces.

Iraqi officials say they believe that they will have a full victory in a few days.

In late December, the Iraqi armed forces started massive attacks on the ISIL to take back Ramadi. The government troops have already managed to take control of many regions, including al-Zabat, al-Aramel and al-Bakr regions in the Southern parts of Ramadi city.

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