The 12 ISIL terrorists, including Abu Hafsa al-Saudi and Abu Omar al-Jahshawi both Saudi nationals, were killed in the city of Husaibah Al Sharqiah on Tuesday, a security source said, adding that 8 other terrorists were injured in the operation.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi and Syrian officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their countries.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.