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Iraq's first combat drone targeting Daesh positions in Anbar

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iraq launches its first combat drone flight from al-Kut airbase in the eastern province of Wasit on October 10, 2015. (IraqiNews)

The Iraqi army has managed to fly its first combat drone towards the restive province of Anbar to strike positions belonging to the Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

The drone took off from al-Kut airbase in the eastern province of Wasit on Saturday morning, Iraq's Arabic news channel al-Sumaria reported, adding that the flight was conducted in the presence of Iraq's Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi.

The unmanned warplane, armed with anti-tank and anti-personnel missiles, is capable of striking stationary and moving targets.

Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched an offensive 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.

The head of Amiriyah Fallujah's district council, Shaker al-Issawi, told Iraqi News online newspaper that three civilians were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in the district when Daesh militants bombarded their houses with mortar shells and rockets.

Iraqi soldiers hold a position in the al-Hayakel area on the eastern outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, during a military operation conducted by government forces and Popular Mobilization Units against Daesh militants on September 10, 2015. (AFP)

Earlier on Friday, the army managed to kill 19 Daesh militants and wounded 35 others by an artillery strike in the city of Ramadi in Anbar.

In another attack on Daesh positions, Iraqi forces also pounded four headquarters belonging to the terror group in Khalidiya (23 kilometers east of Ramadi).

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