Iraqi air force kills 75 Daesh militants
Dozens of Daesh militants were killed by Iraqi security forces across the war-torn country. (AFP/File)
At least 75 ISIL terrorists have been killed in three separate operations by the Iraqi air force in the violence-plagued western province of Anbar and the northern province of Salahuddin.
According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry on Wednesday, a total of 25 ISIL extremists were killed when Iraqi aircraft carried out precision strikes against terrorist hideouts in the town of Hit, located about 140 kilometers (85 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad.
The statement said that another 30 ISIL militants died when Iraqi fighter jets struck militant positions in the city of Fallujah, located roughly 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of Baghdad.
Separately, Iraqi military aircraft bombarded ISIL bases in the Haqoul Ajil district, which lies east of the strategic city of Tikrit, on Wednesday, killing 20 militants in the process.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been facing gruesome violence since ISIL launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory. Units of army soldiers with allied volunteer fighters are battling to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.