32 Daesh Terrorists Killed, Injured in Iraqi Air Raids on Kirkuk

More than a dozen Takfiri Daesh terrorists have been killed and many more wounded in Iraqi army airstrikes on the northern province of Kirkuk, an Iraqi security source says, according to Press T.V.

Iraq’s al-Sumaria News quoted the official as saying on Saturday that 15 militants were killed and 17 others sustained injuries when Iraqi Sukhoi fighter jets bombarded a convoy affiliated with Daesh in Hawijah District in southern Kirkuk.

 

Three vehicles carrying military equipment were also destroyed during the aerial assaults.

On Friday, a local source in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh said that Daesh had executed 30 of its members for fleeing clashes in southern Mosul.

Meanwhile, a village in the southern entrance to the city of Hit in the western province of Anbar was liberated.

An Iraqi army general said the Iraqi flag has been hoisted on top of one of the buildings in the village, adding that four Daesh elements were killed while five explosive-laden vehicles were destroyed with their occupants.

The head of the city council of Khalidiya in Anbar also said US-led strikes left 35 Daesh terrorists dead.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have seen violence by Daesh since the group began an offensive in the Iraqi territory in June 2014.

Daesh terrorists have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, such as public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities.

Iraqi army soldiers and fighters from Popular Mobilization Units are involved in operations to eradicate Daesh.

The US and it allies have been carrying out airstrikes in Iraq since June 2014 allegedly targeting Daesh.

Iraqi security forces recapture four areas in Anbar

Meanwhile, Iraqi security forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have fully liberated four districts in the conflict-ridden western province of Anbar from Daesh Takfiri terrorists

 

Government forces carried out a string of counter-terrorism operations in close proximity to the city of Hit, located 145 kilometers (90 miles) west of the capital Baghdad on Friday and managed to wrest control over the regions of Basateen, Mourour, Saklat and Askari.

Provincial authorities, speaking on condition of anonymity, said nearly 100 Daesh terrorists and 15 Iraqi soldiers were killed during the offensives.

Iraqi fighter jets also bombed a Daesh base and killed 13 terrorists elsewhere in Anbar, while a weapons depot and a tunnel were destroyed in al-Sen and Tal al-Marg districts of Hit.

Separately, Iraqi military aircraft pounded a strategic bridge in Hit, cutting off a Daesh supply line in the area

The operation to liberate Hit started earlier this week and is part of a wider push to capture embattled Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh.

Furthermore, Iraqi army soldiers thwarted a Daesh raid against the village of Kharbardan south of Mosul, killing 27 extremists in the process. Two men and a woman, who could not detonate their explosive-laden jackets, were among the slain militants.

The Iraqi army and volunteer fighters have been engaged in operations to liberate militant-held regions.

R.S

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