Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security authorities said Friday their forces had killed 12 terrorists and arrested the same number in two separate operations north and west of the country.
The Iraqi Security Media Cell said forces killed 12 terrorists and destroyed their hideouts and combat equipment in the Islamic State’s former bastion of Hawija, Kirkuk, north of Iraq. Those, according to the media outlet, included four senior leaders.
Another operation in the city of Rutba, Anbar, west of the country, resulted in the arrest of 12 other terrorists, according to the media unit.
Iraq declared the recapture of territories occupied by Islamic State extremists late 2017, but continues to struggle against remnant cells.