Security forces kill 40 ISIS fighters in Karma District, cleaning battles stopped

Iraqi army forces. File photo.
Iraqi army forces. Archival photo.

( Anbar – On Wednesday the leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced killing 40 militants from the so-called ISIS during the cleaning battles of al-Karma District east of Fallujah, while indicated that the cleansing operations had been stopped until the arrival of military reinforcements.

The commander of Karmat Fallujah brigade, Colonel Khamis Bahr Halbusi, said in a press statement followed by, “The cleaning battles that were started today in al-Karma District resulted in the killing of 40 ISIS fighters and five security personnel, including a captain, in addition to wounding four others.”

Halbusi added, “The cleaning battles had been stopped until the redeployment of security forces and arrival of military reinforcements,” pointing out that, “The liberation operations will be resumed in the coming few hours.”

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