About 37 Takfiris terrorists killed in Iraqi pro-government forces operation
More than three dozen members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have been killed in an operation by fighters from the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq’s northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
Ali al-Husseini, a spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Units, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network that the fighters engaged Daesh terrorists in an offensive in Tazeh district, located 15 km south of the provincial capital city of Kirkuk, on Saturday, killing 37 of the extremists in the process.
Husseini added that five fighters of the Popular Mobilization Units also sustained injuries in the fighting.
Meanwhile, a security source, requesting anonymity, has said Daesh militants are fleeing en masse from the city of Shirqat, located some 300 km north of the capital, Baghdad, and heading towards the town of Hawijah, located about 282 km north of the capital.
The source noted that the militants started fleeing following heavy bombardment of the area by Iraqi military aircraft and subsequent destruction of Daesh supply lines.
The Iraqi security official added that a large number of Daesh members have started deserting the Takfiri terrorist group, after its patrons decided to slash monthly salaries from 459,000 Iraqi dinars (384.37 US dollars) to nearly 100,000 dinars (83.74 US dollars).