IS attacks military bases in Anbar
At least 115 militants were reportedly killed in the fighting. (AFP/File)
The Iraqi army says scores of IS militants have been killed in clashes with security forces in the country’s western Anbar Province.
An unnamed commander of the Iraqi army’s operations in the province said clashes erupted after IS militants launched attacks on three military bases in the area.
According to the commander, Iraqi troops returned fire after coming under attack.
He said at least 115 terrorists were killed in the ensuing fighting.
Several vehicles belonging to the militants were also destroyed in airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets.
Iraq has faced brutal violence by the IS terrorist group across the country’s north and west since early June.
The IS militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer after capturing large swathes of territory in neighboring Syria.
The IS terrorists have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, during their advances in Iraq.
Iraqi army forces along with Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been engaged in heavy fighting with the IS militants on different fronts and have so far been able to push them back in several areas.