5 ISIL terrorists killed in Iraqi Army airstrike

TEHRAN, Jan. 23 (MNA) – An Iraqi information center announced that 5 ISIL forces were killed after the Iraqi Army launched an operation against terrorists' positions on Saturday.

The Iraqi Army airstrikes were launched on ISIL positions in Saladin province, according to the source.

Iraqi forces managed to identify two of the dead terrorists, but the other three bodies could not be identified.

Terrorists' weapons, ammunition warehouses, and logistics materials in the area were also confiscated by the Iraqi forces.

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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