Iraqi Army Repels Daesh's Attack on Western City of Hit

© AP Photo / Khalid MohammedSmoke rises from Daesh positions after a US-led coalition airstrike as Iraqi Security forces surround the town of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. file photo
Smoke rises from Daesh positions after a US-led coalition airstrike as Iraqi Security forces surround the town of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. file photo - Sputnik International
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Iraqi army repelled a Daesh's attack on the western city of Hit, killing 40 militants, Iraqi army forces’ chief of Anbar province Kasem Mohammadi said Sunday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iraqi troops launched a large-scale offensive against Daesh militants last summer. In December 2015, they drove Islamists out of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi, and then recaptured Daesh's stronghold in Fallujah.

"Daesh attacked the town of Hit, shelled the area with rockets, mines and other weapons. Coalition's aircraft, national air force and artillery repelled the attack, killing 40 Daesh militants," Mohammadi told Alsumaria broadcaster.

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