News ID: 125124
Published: 0814 GMT August 22, 2015

Iraq's army retakes key village from Daesh in Salahuddin

Iraq's army retakes key village from Daesh in Salahuddin

The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to recapture a major village from Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, as it continues the battle against the Takfiri terrorists.

Iraqi military sources said on Saturday that government troops also managed to kill dozens of terrorists and destroy at least eight of their armored vehicles during a large-scale security operation for the liberation of Albu Jarad.

Iraqi military aircraft also destroyed several militant hideouts and arms depots belonging to Daesh.

Iraqi security forces say they have now regained full control of the village.

The government forces recently launched a massive operation to recapture strategic towns in Salahuddin as well as the provinces of Nineveh and Anbar provinces to clear those regions of terrorists.

In Anbar, western Iraq, the air force carried out strikes on militant positions in two districts of the provincial capital, Ramadi. 

Similarly, reports said Iraqi forces recaptured three villages near the city of Samarra, north of the capital, Baghdad. Military sources said over two dozen Daesh terrorists were killed in battles for the villages. Fatalities were also reported on the side of the army.

Takfiri violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq since Daesh began its atrocities in June 2014. The Takfiri group has been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious groups in Iraq.

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