Dozens of terrorists were killed when Iraqi fighter jets launched precision strikes against terrorist positions in the region of al-Jazeera, which lies east of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, as well as the al-Tarabshah, Qaryat Albu Asaf and Tal Aswad districts, the Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network reported.
The commander of the al-Jazeera and al-Baadia Operations, Major General Ali Ibrahim Daboun, also said Iraqi troops mounted an offensive in the conflict-ridden western city of Khan al-Baghdadi, situated about 180 km northwest of the capital, Baghdad, killing ten Takfiri terrorists in the process. As many as 27 improvised explosive devices were later defused.
Separately, thirteen Takfiris were killed when Iraqi army troops supported by security personnel conducted a joint operation in Husaybah, situated seven km east of Ramadi. Iraqi government forces also destroyed four militant hideouts.