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.