Iraqi forces retake al-Hamra
The Iraqi forces took control of al-Hamra from ISIS militants. (AFP/File)
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Army officials in Iraq say the military has regained the control of a village in Salahuddin Province from ISIS militants operating in the country.
According to Iraqi officials, the army seized the village of al-Hamra, situated near the northern city of Tikrit.
The army forces also recaptured parts of a road that linked a military base to the Baiju refinery.
Reports say a number of militants were killed in the clashes with the army.
Meanwhile, army forces killed more than 20 militants in the eastern areas of the city of Fallujah and destroyed a number of their vehicles in the region.
Iraq has been fighting the ISIS terrorists since they took control of Mosul on June 10. The takeover was followed by the fall of the city of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad. The control of Tikrit was later retaken by the Iraqi army.
The ISIS terrorists have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including the mass execution of civilians and Iraqi security forces.