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Four Daesh commanders killed in Iraq’s Kirkuk, 2 villages freed in Anbar

30 April 2016 10:16



Four Daesh commanders have been slain in airstrikes carried out by the Iraqi Air Force in the country’s northern province of Kirkuk.

The Takfiri terrorists were killed as the Iraqi warplanes targeted the terror group’s key headquarters in the southwestern district of Hawijah on Friday, Arabic-language al-Sumaria news website reported, quoting Jabbar al-Mamouri, a commander of the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units.

Mamouri added that the airstrikes also killed dozens of the commanders’ companions, who were at a meeting at the time of the attack.

Meanwhile, Iraqi fighter jets also killed at least 32 other Daesh terrorists in al-Rashad region and Bashir village in the province.

Earlier on Friday, Iraqi ground troops backed by the country’s Air Force also killed 91 Daesh Takfiris as the terrorists mounted offensives against the villages of Mahana and Kharbardan, south of the militant-held city of Mosul.

Iraqi soldiers hold a position on the frontline on April 9, 2016 in the town of Kharbardan, located 10 kilometers (6six miles) south of Qayyarah, during military operations to recapture Nineveh province from the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. (AFP)

Separately, the Iraqi forces managed to liberate the villages of Khazraj and Nuwai’am, located west of the town of Hit in Anbar province.

Iraq has been engaged in the fight against the Takfiri Daesh terrorists since the summer of 2014, when the militants took control of the major city of Mosul in the north of the country and some other areas in the country.

​The militants have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians. Iraqi army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.

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