Iraqi army kills seven Islamic State terrorists in Nineveh

A Shi’ite volunteer wearing a mask, who has joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), looks on during a parade on a street in Kanaan, Diyala province, June 26, 2014.

Nineveh ( – Seven Islamic State terrorists were killed Sunday in a military operation in Nineveh province, the Security Media Cell said in a press statement.

The operation was carried out by a joint force of the Nineveh Operations Command and Tribal Mobilization Forces, the statement read.

The troops also destroyed 23 terrorist hotbeds of Islamic State and four explosive charges, it added.

The Iraqi army launched on Saturday the second phase of a military operation to pursue Islamic State (IS) militants in northern the country.

The “Will of Victory” operation aims to attain security and stability in the desert area between Nineveh, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces on the Iraqi-Syrian border, in addition to preventing IS remains from sneaking into that region or even using it as a stronghold for their terrorist acts.


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