Iraqi Forces Kill 35 ISIS Terrorists in Anbar Attacks

Iraqi Forces Kill 35 ISIS Terrorists in Anbar Attacks
Tue Oct 13, 2015 14:56:07

Iraqi security forces have pushed ahead with their campaign against Takfiri ISIS militants in Iraq’s conflict-ridden western province of Anbar, inflicting losses on the terrorists.

A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Iraqi troops gained ground in the town of Albu Faraj, located more than 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday following fierce clashes with ISIS extremists, the Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network reported.

The source added that 35 ISIS members were killed during the heavy exchanges of fire between the two sides, and as many as 10 vehicles belonging to the militants were also destroyed.

Iraqi government forces also detonated 12 booby-trapped houses and defused at least 65 improvised explosive devices that ISIS terrorists had planted across Albu Faraj in the same province.

Also on Tuesday, fighters from the pro-government Popular Mobilization units fired a barrage of missiles at ISIS positions in an area on the outskirts of the strategic and oil-rich city of Baiji, located some 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad, leveling their hideouts there. There were no immediate reports of casualties on the ISIS ranks.

Meanwhile, Sadeq al-Husseini, the head of the security committee in the Diyala provincial council, says at least 3,000 Popular Mobilization fighters are assisting Iraqi security personnel in joint operations in Anbar and Salahuddin provinces against ISIS Takfiris.

Husseini added that Iraqi troopers and allied forces have joined forces to seize militant-held areas, and liberate people who are suffering from aggression under the ISIS extremists’ reign of terror.

Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since ISIS Takfiris launched their terrorist activities in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.

The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others; Press TV reported.

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