Iraq claims 50 Islamic State fighters killed in air raids

Published September 18th, 2014 - 06:27 GMT

On Wednesday, the government forces cleared up the main road to the region where the militants had gained ground in recent months.

At least 50 Takfiris were also killed by Iraqi army airstrikes in the north of the capital Baghdad.

According to the country’s military, the dead included an ISIL commander who was involved in the execution of hundreds of soldiers near Tikrit in June.

Army airstrikes near an air base in the south of the holy city of Samarra also left 26 militants dead.

Meanwhile, Iraqi ground troops continued fighting the terrorists in north of the capital.

The Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

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