News ID: 278142
Published: 0428 GMT December 14, 2020

Iraqi troops kill 42 Daesh terrorists south of Mosul

Iraqi troops kill 42 Daesh terrorists south of Mosul

A senior military spokesman said Iraqi troops killed over 40 Daesh terrorists in Mosul in a major operation backed by the country’s Air Force Unit.

In a statement on Monday, Iraq's Joint Operations Command (JOC) spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said 42 Daesh terrorists were killed in the region of Ain Al-Jahesh in southern Mosul on Sunday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Several ringleaders of the terror group were also among the dead, he added, the online Arabic-language Ray al-Youm website reported.

Rasool said remote-controlled bombs, weapons and other ammunition were seized during the security operation.

Daesh began a terror campaign in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks.

After three years of fierce fight, the former Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared the end of military operations against Daesh and the end of the terror group’s territorial rule in the country on December 9, 2017.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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