Iraqi forces kill 48 Daesh militants

Published June 13th, 2015 - 07:46 GMT

Clashes in the Saladin province in northern Iraq led to the deaths of 48 Daesh militants and six Iraqi security forces, according to various sources.

Lieutenant general Raid Joudat, head of the Iraqi police, said: “Police commandos managed to kill 38 terrorists and destroy 12 of their vehicles.”

The operation took place west of Ramadi city, the provincial capital.

“Iraqi police forces also killed ten terrorists,” Joudat added in the statement, “following attacks it launched alongside [Iraqi Shia militia] al-Hashd al-Shaabi against a position where Daesh fighters have entrenched themselves.”

Anadolu Agency was told by a medical source at Samara General Hospital, where the killed and injured government fighters are transported, that the hospital received at least six bodies from government forces and 16 injured from al-Hashd al-Shaabi. 


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