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75 IS men killed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Ramadi (Iraq), Feb 9: At least 75 Islamic State militants were killed on Monday as the Iraqi security forces recaptured two areas from the extremist militants in eastern and east of the flashpoint city of Ramadi, the capital city of Iraq’s western Anbar province, a provincial security source said. The troops and allied paramilitary Sunni tribal fighters rushed into Huseiba al-Sharqiya area, some 10 km east of Ramadi, and retook control of the area after heavy clashes with IS militants, leaving some 43 IS militants killed, including five suicide bombers, and capturing seven of the extremist militants, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. Four security members were also killed in the clashes and 12 others wounded, the source said. In earlier report on Monday, the troops and allied Sunni tribesmen swept Juwiba district in the eastern part of Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad, and raised the Iraqi flag on the buildings after fierce clashes with IS militants, according to the security source.
The clashes resulted in the killing of at least 25 IS militants and the destruction of six of their vehicles, while eight security members were killed and five others injured, the source said. (IANS)

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