Baghdad, SANA – The Iraqi Armed Forces continued air and land operations against terrorist gangs affiliated to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)in several areas, killing 243 terrorists and destroying their dens and scores of their vehicles.
Meanwhile, the forces in al-Anbar succeeded in retaking Haditha Dam and killing 70 terrorists after fierce battles against the terrorist gangs which had seized control of the dam for a few hours.
The Iraqi Defense Ministry announced the killing of 70 terrorists from the ISIS in air strikes in Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis have been trapped.
More than 50 terrorists were also killed in air strikes launched by the Iraqi Air Force targeting their positions in Diyala Province.
An Iraqi Military Intelligence source said that Security Forces arrested an ISIS terrorist holding the Saudi nationality in al-Azeem area.
In the same context, Ministry of Defense confirmed that the surrounding areas of Baghdad are safe and under control, praising the cooperation between citizens and the Iraqi Security Forces.
A few days ago, the Iraqi forces killed 620 terrorists affiliated to ISIS and destroyed scores of their vehicles in Saladin, al-Anbar and Nineveh provinces.
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