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A total of 45 fighters affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group have been killed in western Iraq within the last two days, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
In a Tuesday statement, the ministry said that two foreign nationals – an Afghan and a Syrian – had been among those killed.
The Iraqi army is currently carrying out a major military operation in Iraq's violence-stricken Anbar province.
According to the government, the campaign aims to flush ISIL fighters out of the area.
Local Sunni tribes opposed to the Shiite-dominated government, however, have reacted angrily to the many civilian casualties that have come in the wake of the army campaign.
More than 100 civilians have been killed and 530 others, including women and children, injured in Fallujah since violence erupted in the city two months ago, Fallujah General Hospital spokesman Wessam al-Essaw said Monday.
15 killed, scores injured in northern Iraq car bombings
At least 15 people were killed and scores injured on Tuesday in a series of car-bomb blasts in the northern Iraqi province of Babil.
Two consecutive car bombings rocked Hillah, the provincial capital, killing three people and injured nine others, a Defense Ministry source told Anadolu Agency.
Three more people were killed and 14 others wounded in a separate car explosion in the center of the city, he added.
Another explosion occurred near al-Mahaweel marketplace, killing four people and injured 13 others.
Two people were killed and three others injured in a car bomb blast near a police station in northern Babil.
An explosives-laden car exploded in Alexandria district of the province, killing three people and injured 25 others.
At least 12 people were killed and 39 others injured in a series of car bomb blasts in the capital Baghdad earlier today.
Recent months have seen an uptick in violence across Iraq.
Although most attacks go unclaimed, Iraqi authorities usually blame Al-Qaeda-linked fighters.Last Mod: 19 Şubat 2014, 09:39