After the successive military achievements of the Iraqi army in its counter combat against ISIL, the terrorist group lost around half of the territories it occupied since June 10, 2014.
In Salahuddine, the Iraqi army regained control over Baiji and its oil refinery as well as several other towns; whereas, Tikrit and other towns kept under ISIL control.
ISIL also still controls Fallujah and a large part of Ramadi in the province of Anbar.
In a related context, ISIL leader in Heet was killed in an airstrike.
Iraqi security sources told Al-Manar that the army as well as the peshmerga and the volunteer forces regained its control over several towns western Diyala as ISIL terrorists escaped from them.
The sources added that defenses of the terrorists collapsed as the army has been shelling their last besieged sites.