The ISIL failed to conduct its massive military operations to target Baghdad and Iraq’s Southern provinces.
The ISIL had planned massive operations, codenamed The Big War of Baghdad, and had prepared tens of bomb-laden suicide vehicles, Commander Headquarters of Iraqi Joint Military Operations announced on Saturday.
The ISIL’s plot failed after the Iraqi air force launched four airstrikes on the terrorist group’s military positions in al-Karabla region, specially near al-Asri market and in the town of al-Qaem in al-Anbar province.
A large number of bomb-laden vehicles of the terrorists were destroyed in the army attacks and scores of terrorists were killed and wounded.
In the first airstrike, 18 ISIL terrorists and 11 suicide bombers were killed while three others were wounded.
In the second air raid, three bomb-laden vehicles were destroyed and a senior ISIL commander named Abu Qatada al-Ansari was killed.
In the third airstrike, 13 ISIL terrorists most of them suicide bombers were willed and bomb-laden vehicle was destroyed.
In late June, a senior ISIL commander and close associate of the Takfiri terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air raid on the city of Sharqat in Salahuddin province, Iraqi popular forces announced.
Sarmad Mazahem Ahmad Hassan al-Hanini, ISIL’s notorious commander, was killed in an aerial bombardment on the outskirts of Sharqat city on Monday night.
Al-Hanini was a close associate of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Arabic-language media outlets quoted an unnamed battlefield source as saying on Tuesday.
In late May, the Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) killed scores of Takfiri terrorists, including two senior ISIL commanders and a chief executioner, in a tough battle with them near al-Sharqat city.
Abdullah Abu Maryam, ISIL’s chief executioner in Sharqat city, was killed by the Iraqi security forces.
Two other ISIL commanders named Haji Hani and Abu A’esheh who were in charge of the terrorist group’s security in Sharqat were also killed in the Iraqi forces’ military operations on Tuesday