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    In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 photo, Iraqi Army soldiers prepare to bomb Islamic State group positions at the front line in the eastern suburbs of Ramadi, Anbar province, Iraq

    Iraq Kills Over 100 ISIL Militants in One Day

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    Over a hundred of Islamic State (ISIL) militants were killed in northern and central parts of Iraq in the past 24 hours, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) At least 60 ISIL insurgents were annihilated in the city of Baiji in northern Iraq, some 130 miles north of Baghdad, as well as in an airstrike on the eastern outskirts of Ramadi, in the Anbar province. Further 30 militants were allegedly killed in the north of Ramadi.

    Artillery fire by the government and militia forces at an ISIL bomb-building site in Baiji killed around 17 militants and wounded 33.

    More than 10 Islamists, as well as the ISIL-appointed district governor and his two deputies were killed outside of Fallujah, a key city in the Anbar province to the east of Ramadi, the ministry said Sunday.

    In July, Iraqi armed forces launched a large-scale operation to roll back ISIL insurgency in Iraq’s largest Anbar province, which is mostly controlled by ISIL.


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