The Levant News — Daesh terrorists killed 10 fellow extremists on the grounds that they wanted to desert the group and had tried to escape clashes between the militants and Iraqi forces in the town of al-Karma, located 48 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television network reported on Saturday, said a security source, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Commander of the Federal Police Forces Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat also said security forces have killed a high-profile Daesh figure, identified by the nom de guerre Abu Daham al-Issawi, as they launched Katyusha rockets and artillery rounds at a terrorist hideout in al-Kartan district, which lies east of Anbar’s provincial capital city of Ramadi.
Jawdat added that seven other extremists plus three vehicles belonging to Daesh militants were also destroyed during the Saturday operation.
Separately, Iraqi security personnel carried out an offensive on the outskirts of the strategic oil-rich city of Baiji, located some 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad, killing 25 Daesh terrorists in the process. Two car bombs and a bulldozer rigged with explosives were also destroyed.
A total of 21 Daesh militants were also killed as Iraqi forces struck their position in the Albu Hayat area, situated 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Haditha.
Moreover, Iraqi fighter jets carried out thirteen precision strikes against Daesh positions across the troubled northern province of Nineveh on Saturday, leaving 45 militants dead.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.
Army soldiers and volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.