Iraqi troops kill two senior ISIL members in Baquba

Iraqi troops kill two senior ISIL members in Baquba
Mon Jun 16, 2014 21:14:16

Iraqi troops have gunned down two senior members of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in Baquba, the provincial capital of Diyala, as Iraqi troops launched fresh counter-attack against ISIL militants, a senior police official said.

Police chief of Diyala province Major General Jamil al-Shammari in an interview with Al Sumaria News announced that, Abu Ayub al-Sumali, a senior ISIL member, and his aide were killed some 60 kilometers north of Baquba in a joint operation by Iraqi police and army.

Over the past days, Iraqi armed forces have been engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists, who have threatened to take their acts of violence to several Iraqi cities, including the capital, Baghdad.

Meanwhile, several witness accounts and video clips have been released showing the grisly crimes perpetrated by the Takfiri terrorists against innocent civilians in the crisis-torn country.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that the country’s security forces would confront the terrorists, calling the seizure of Mosul and some other towns by militants a “conspiracy.”

Al-Maliki has repeatedly said that Riyadh, Doha and some other Persian Gulf Arab states are supporting the militancy in Iraq.


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