The Iraqi army has destroyed two bomb-making factories used by ISIL Takfiri militants in the country’s western Anbar province.
According to the Iraqi Defense Ministry, the factories targeted by Iraqi warplanes were located in the city of Hiit.
The Iraqi airstrikes also killed dozens of militants operating in Anbar.
This comes as Iraqi forces, backed by Popular Mobilization Forces, have been fighting to retake Anbar’s provincial capital city of Ramadi from ISIL terrorists.
Separately in Salahuddin Province, located north of the capital Baghdad, Iraqi forces managed to secure roads leading to the Baiji oil refinery where Iraqi joint forces ended an ISIL siege on the refinery last month.
The Iraqi army has recently stepped up its fight against the militants in Anbar and Salahuddin provinces, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.
Earlier this week, Iraqi volunteer forces seized Saudi-made equipment including electronic bombs, rockets, and some automatic munitions, from the ISIL militants in Anbar, which is the militants’ major stronghold.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been witnessing unrest since ISIL militants started its campaign of terror in early June 2014.
Iraq’s army has since been joined by Kurdish forces as well as Shia and Sunni volunteers to drive the ISIL terrorists out of the areas they have seized.