13 ISIL terrorists killed in Iraqi Army operations

TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (MNA) – Iraqi defense ministry announced that 13 ISIL terrorists were killed in 7 operations launched by the Iraqi Army during the past two days.

One of the ISIL terrorists, wearing an explosive belt himself, was carrying several explosive belts and explosives. The terrorist was killed with a light aircraft in Diyala province.

According to Iraqi sources, the security forces of the country managed to kill more than 200 ISIL terrorist forces in 2022.

ISIL, which attacked Iraq on June 7, 2014, and managed to capture about 45% of the country's territory for a short period of time, was defeated in November 2017; However, since then, the remanent members of the terrorist group are still present and operating in Iraq and Syria and carry out terrorist activities from time to time.

Recently, the ISIL group carried out a series of attacks on the areas of Kirkuk, Nineveh, Diyala, and Jalawla suburbs, and east of Saladin. Some security sources reported the existence of ISIL training centers in the Anbar desert in western Iraq and the border with Syria.


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