Major General Abu Hassan al-Lami, a commander of the 30th Brigade of the Popular Mobilization Units, told the Arabic-language al-Forat news agency on Wednesday that Daesh terrorists killed 22 fellow militants in the Sabyat district of the province on the grounds that they had spied for pro-government volunteer fighters.
Separately, the commander of Burraq forces of the Popular Mobilization Units, Wasiq Fartousi, announced that his forces, backed by army troopers, carried out an offensive around Khan al-Baghdadi, situated about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday, killing the self-proclaimed governor of the city, known by the nom de guerre, Abu Humam al-Shami, and two of his aides.
Fartousi went on to say that Iraqi security forces and allied fighters are now in control of Khan al-Baghdadi and the nearby Albu Hayat area.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, said Daesh militants have killed 10 female residents of the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of Baghdad, after the victims refused to join the ranks of the Takfiri terrorist group and marry them.
Mamouzini added that Daesh has abducted 87 other women from different neighborhoods of Mosul as well.
Furthermore, commander of the Iraqi Federal Police Forces Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat said security forces have lobbed a barrage of mortar shells and artillery rounds at a militant hideout east of Anbar’s provincial capital city of Ramadi, killing 10 Daesh terrorists in the process.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since the Daesh Takfiris launched an attack in June 2014, and overran portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.
Units of army soldiers and volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations; Press TV reported.