Iraqi army troops have managed to kill over 20 Daesh Takfiri militants in the western province of Anbar, as they push ahead with their anti-terror military operations.
The commander of the al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations, Major General Ali Ibrahim Dbon, announced on Tuesday that the artillery of his military units managed to shell the headquarters of Daesh in Albu-Hayat area in Haditha district, 160 kilometers (99 miles) west of the provincial capital Ramadi, killing 21 terrorists and wounding six others, the Iraqi News online newspaper reported.
The attack led to the destruction of the militants’ headquarters and four of their vehicles, Dbon added.
Meanwhile, a local source in the country’s northern province of Nineveh said that Daesh Takfiris had executed elders from the Jabour tribe for alleged charges of cooperating with the Iraqi government.
They put the elders “inside cages and burned them in the center of the al-Qayara district of the provincial capital Mosul in southern Nineveh,” said the unnamed source as quoted by the Iraqi News.
Mosul, which fell to Daesh in June last year, has served as the de-facto capital of the terror group in the country.
Also on Tuesday, a bomb detonated near the village of al-Massoud, 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Baqubah, the provincial capital of the eastern province of Diyala. The blast claimed the lives of two volunteer fighters from Iraq’s Popular Mobilization units and injured another.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched their offensive in Iraq and took control of portions of the country. The militants have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
Army soldiers and Popular Mobilization units are seeking to take back militant-held regions in joint operations.