The Iraqi army pushed back an offensive by the ISIL Takfiri group in the Northern city of Baiji, Tikrit, leaving at least 20 terrorists dead, a security source said.
A senior army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the army troops inflicted major losses on the ISIL terrorists, as the Takfiri group attempted to creep into the recently-captured city.
Three vehicles belonging to the terrorists were also targeted during the clashes.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control a shrinking part of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.