60 Daesh Terrorists Killed in Northern Iraq

A total of 60 Takfiri Daesh terrorists have been killed during military operations across Iraq’s northern provinces of Nineveh and Kirkuk, security sources say.

Iraqi security forces affiliated with the Nineveh liberation operation killed 17 militants, including 5 bombers, who were trying to advance into the frontline of the battle in southern Mosul, Iraq’s al-Sumaria News reported on Sunday.

The army soldiers also destroyed a machine gun belonging to Daesh, killing four militants in a village in Nineveh.

Reports said 30 militants also died in airstrikes near the Nineveh’s Qayyarah oil field.

According to an unnamed Iraqi security source, similar air raids also killed nine DaeshTakfiris in the Hawijah district of Kirkuk Province.

The airborne assaults also destroyed several explosive-laden vehicles and a facility producing improvised explosive devices.

On Saturday, the Iraqi troops liberated two districts in the city of Hit in the western province of Anbar from the grip of terrorists.

Overall, more than 150 Daesh militants lost their lives in different areas across Iraq on Saturday.

Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of swathes of the Iraqi territory.

The terror group has suffered major blows from the Iraqi forces and fighters from Popular Mobilization units over the past months and is increasingly losing areas under its control.

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

3,000 Iraqi families return to Ramadi

On the other hand, some 3,000 families from the western Iraqi city of Ramadi have begun returning home after the city was retaken from Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

Ramadi governor Hameed Dulaymi said that the displaced families moved backed to areas that have been cleared of explosives.

They will use electricity generators as the public grid was not repaired and water from Euphrates River will be pumped to their houses, he said.

Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, was liberated in December, almost one year after it fell into the hands of Daesh.

Also on Sunday, an Iraqi military official said that some 29 senior Daesh members had been killed in two airstrikes in Anbar province, al-Forat news agency reported.

Iraqi warplanes targeted two separate Daesh gatherings in al-Ghaem and Raweh towns. A number of Daesh militants were also injured in the attacks.

The liberation of Ramadi marked one of the most significant victories for Iraq’s armed forces since Daesh Takfiris seized swathes of the Iraqi land in June 2014.

Majority of Ramadi residents fled the fighting and took shelter in camps west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

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

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on Friday that armed clashes and violence killed 1,119 people and injured 1,561 others in Iraq in March, up from 670 deaths and 1,290 injuries in February.

 

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