The Iraqi army and Kurdish forces in a series of joint operations over the past 24 hours killed tens of Takfiri terrorists in three key provinces in Northern Iraq.
The Iraqi troops backed by Kurdish popular forces killed over 100 ISIL terrorists in Salahuddin, Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces in their operations on Sunday.
The Iraqi army, meantime, made major advances in the Northern parts of the city of Tikrit, killing at least 70 ISIL terrorists in the area.
Also on Saturday, the Iraqi air force bombed a concentration camp of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Tikrit in Salahuddin province, and killed 11 terrorists.
A security source said the airstrike resulted in the death of 11 terrorists, adding that it “caused a state of fear and panic among the ranks of the ISIL terrorists.”
Last week, Iraqi Kurdish forces and police retook an oil field in Kirkuk province that was seized by the ISIL terrorists overnight, and freed 24 workers who had been taken captive, officers said.
“Peshmarga forces and police cleared the Khubbaz (oil) field a little while ago and were able to enter it after surrounding it for hours,” police Brigadier General Sarhad Qader said of the fighting, adding that they also retook eight villages.