Joint Operations: 79 terrorists killed, 48 IEDs and 4 booby-trapped vehicles detonated

Archival photo.
Archival photo.

( Kirkuk – On Sunday, Joint Operations Command announced the killing of 79 terrorists and the detonation of 48 improvised explosive devices, as well as four booby-trapped vehicles and 13 hideouts belonging to ISIS around the country in the last 24 hours.

Media officials with the Ministry of Defense said in a press statement followed by, “The security troops managed to deal with a number of targets during their advance in al-Sijariya area,” pointing out that, “The security troops were able to kill 30 terrorists, while destructed 4 machine guns and 10 hideouts, in addition to dismantling 7 improvised explosive devices.”

The statement added, “The Army Aviation carried out 8 raids, killing 14 terrorists, including two snipers and destructing 3 hideouts, as well as two gatherings of the terrorists.”

The statement continued, “The 14th brigade’s troops carried out a liberation operation in Albu Shagl area backed by the Army Aviation, Iraqi Air Force and the international coalition aviation, killing 15 terrorists and detonating a booby-trapped vehicle, as well as dismantling 41 improvised explosive devices,” indicating that, “The 1st Rapid Intervention Brigade killed 5 terrorists during the liberation of al-Naeimiya area and al-Tofaha Bridge.”

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