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Iraqi Army liberates new hilltop near key town

29 June 2016 19:07

Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the outskirts of the town of Udaim in Diyala province, June 22, 2014. Iran's supreme leader accused the United States on Sunday of trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries, as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border.  REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY)

The Iraqi Army’s 9th Armored Division liberated the large hilltop of Tulal Al-Bajj on Tuesday after a violent battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists near the imperative town of Al-Shirqat.

The Iraqi Army was able to seize Tulal Al-Bajj in the Salaheddine Governorate after advancing from the Al-Shirqat Junction this weekend. ISIS attempted to recapture this area using 7 VBIEDs after losing it on Tuesday morning; however, this counter-attack was foiled by the Iraqi Army.

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