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27 ISIS fighters killed in cleansing battles southeast of Fallujah

 27 ISIS fighters killed in cleansing battles southeast of Fallujah

Iraqi security forces. File photo.

Iraqi forces. File photo.
Iraqi forces. File photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command announced on Friday the killing of 27 ISIS members in the cleansing battles southeast of Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad), while indicated to the destruction of three vehicles carrying automatic weapons.

The commander of the 1st regiment of Karmat Fallujah brigade in l-Hashed al-Shaabi, Colonel Mahmoud Mardi Jumaili, said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces carried out a large-scale military operation targeting ISIS gatherings in Nuaimiya area (18 km south-east of Fallujah), killing 27 fighters belonging to ISIS and destructing three vehicles carrying weapons.”

Jumaili added, “The security forces advanced significantly in the areas of Nuaimiya that witnessed a number of cleansing battles since Thursday,” pointing out that, “Large areas of Nuaimiya had been liberated.”

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