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32 Daesh terrorists killed, injued in Iraqi air raids on Kirkuk: Source

2 April 2016 14:26


More than a dozen Takfiri Daesh militants have been killed and many more wounded in Iraqi army airstrikes on the northern province of Kirkuk, an Iraqi security source says.

Iraq’s al-Sumaria News quoted the official as saying on Saturday that 15 militants were killed and 17 others sustained injuries when Iraqi Sukhoi fighter jets bombarded a convoy affiliated with Daesh in Hawija District in southern Kirkuk.

Three vehicles carrying military equipment were also destroyed during the aerial assaults.

On Friday, a local source in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh said that Daesh had executed 30 of its members for fleeing clashes in southern Mosul.

Meanwhile, a village in the southern entrance to the city of Hit in the western province of Anbar was liberated.

An Iraqi army general said the Iraqi flag has been hoisted on top of one of the buildings in the village, adding that four Daesh elements were killed while five explosive-laden vehicles were destroyed with their occupants.

The head of the city council of Khalidiya in Anbar also said US-led strikes left 35 Daesh terrorists dead.

Iraqi government troops and counter-terrorism forces evacuate civilians after retaking the town of Zankurafrom from Daesh terrorists in Anbar Province, March 10, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

The northern and western parts of Iraq have seen violence by Daesh since the group began an offensive in the Iraqi territory in June 2014.

Daesh terrorists have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, such as public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians in areas they have overrun.

Iraqi army soldiers and fighters from Popular Mobilization units are involved in operations to eradicate Daesh.

The US and it allies have been carrying out airstrikes in Iraq since June 2014 allegedly targeting Daesh.

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