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More than 100 Daesh militants killed in Iraq

103 Daesh militants killed in operations, while six citizens die in bomb attacks, gov't sources say

More than 100 Daesh militants killed in Iraq


At least 103 Daesh militants were killed in Iraq’s Salah ad-Din, Ninova and Anbar provinces in operations staged by Iraqi forces and international coalition's warplanes.

The Iraqi Defense Ministry said in a statement that the international coalition’s strikes have damaged many Daesh positions and destroyed their ammunitions.

Twenty-six Daesh militants were killed in Salah ad-Din, 12 in Samarra, 16 in Anbar’s Ramadi city, and four in Nineveh.

The Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement that 45 Daesh militants were killed 40 kilometers west of Baghdad in a joint operation of the Iraqi army and other anti-Daesh forces.

Separately, at least six people were killed and 17 others injured in bomb attacks in several regions of capital Baghdad.

Deadly attacks in Iraq have increased since Daesh militants took control of large parts of Iraq last year.

The Iraqi central government, Iraqi Kurdish security forces and Shia forces have been fighting Daesh militants since they took the control of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, in mid-June 2014, and declared what they said was a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

A U.S.-led international coalition has been staging airstrikes against Daesh objectives in Iraq and Syria since mid-September 2014.

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