More than 300 ISIL terrorists have been killed in Iraq’s air assaults in Iraq and Syria in the past six days, an Arab media outlet reported on Monday.
The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi announced in a statement that the army aircraft targeted a number of ISIL positions in Akashat, Anna and al-Qaem regions in the past 6 days, destroying 42 positions and killing 306 terrorists and wounding tens of others, including several commanders.
The statement added that 120 terrorists, including 4 senior commanders were killed and 29 positions were destroyed in airstrikes on Akashat region.
Iraqi air raids on ISIL’s positions in al-Forat region near border with Syrian, al-Resaleh neighborhood in the town of al-Qa’em and al-Shishan region killed tens of terrorists, including four top commanders and bomb-making experts of ISIL and wounded scores more. An arms depot and a command center of the terrorists were also destroyed in the raids in al-Forat region.
An Iraqi media outlet reported on Sunday that the Iraqi Army troops and popular forces managed to push ISIL terrorists back from a strategic region in Western Anbar at border with Syria.
The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi reported that the Iraqi pro-government forces liberated Akashat region in the Western part of Anbar province.
Elam al-Harbi said that the army soldiers, the volunteer forces of Hashd al-Shaabi, Hashd al-Ashayer (tribes) and a regiment of police of Akashat stormed ISIL’s defense lines and liberated the region, reopening Akashat’s road to Highway.
It added that the pro-government forces are carrying out mop-up operations in the newly-captured region.