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23 Daesh terrorists killed in Iraq: Reports

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As many as 23 terrorists with the Takfiri Daesh terror group have reportedly been killed in different military operations across Iraq.

On Saturday, aircraft belonging to the US-led forces targeted the group in the western province of Anbar, killing 17 of the militants, Iraq’s Al Sumaria news website reported.

The offensive also destroyed a rocket launch platform belonging to the group.

The website also cited a security source in the neighboring Salahuddin Province as saying that Iraqi forces and volunteer fighters had pushed back the terrorists from an area within the Alas oil field north of the provincial capital Tikrit.

The counteroffensive killed six Daesh members, inflicted injury on a number of security forces and destroyed two vehicles belonging to the militants.

The Iraqi military has been making a string of victories against the group, which has been sowing death and destruction across the country since June 2014.

Most recently, Iraq’s elite forces managed to push back Daesh militants from key areas of the city of Hit, located likewise in Anbar.

Iraqi forces recaptured Anbar’s provincial capital of Ramadi two months ago. An operation is also underway to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and Daesh’s main stronghold in the north of the country.

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