World Bulletin / News Desk
Iraqi security forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have fully liberated four districts in the conflict-ridden western province of Anbar from ISILin a report in PressTV.
Government forces carried out a number of operations in close proximity to the city of Hit, located 145 kilometers (90 miles) west of the capital Baghdad on Friday and managed to wrest control over the regions of Basateen, Mourour, Saklat and Askari.
Provincial authorities, speaking on condition of anonymity, said nearly 100 ISIL terrorists and 15 Iraqi soldiers were killed during the offensives.
Iraqi fighter jets also bombed a ISIL base and killed 13 terrorists in other town in Anbar, with a weapons depot and tunnel were destroyed in al-Sen and Tal al-Marg districts of Hit.
In addition, Iraqi military aircraft pounded a strategic bridge in Hit, cutting off a ISIL supply line in the area.
The operation to liberate Hit started earlier this week and is part of a operation to capture embattled Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh.
Furthermore, Iraqi army soldiers thwarted a ISIL raid against the village of Kharbardan south of Mosul, killing 27 extremists in the process. Two men and a woman, who could not detonate their explosive-laden jackets, were among the slain militants.
The militants have been committing crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.