Iraq forces purge strategic town of ISIL terrorists

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Monday, 27 October 2014

The Iraqi military, supported by volunteer forces, have succeeded in mopping up the last of ISIL Takfiri militants in the town of Jurf al-Sakhr, near the capital, Baghdad.

Iraq’s government forces, who captured the district of al-Fadhiliyah earlier on Monday, wiped out ISIL’s last pockets of resistance.

According to a spokesman for Iraq’s operations command center, al-Fadhiliyah was the last area in Jurf al-Sakhr that was purged of the Takfiri terrorists.

Located nearly 60 kilometers away from Baghdad, Jurf al-Sakhr sits on a major road linking the capital to oil-rich provinces in the south.

Iraqi officials said on Saturday that government forces managed to force out ISIL militants from the strategic town and took control of most of it.

Iraqi Kurdish forces, on the same day, recaptured the northern town of Zumar as well as several nearby villages from the ISIL after weeks of intense fighting.

The armed forces have also seized four villages near the Hamrin Mountains from Takfiri terrorists.

The army has been fighting the terrorist group for nearly six months now.

The ISIL terrorists currently control large areas of territory across Syria and Iraq. They have committed terrible atrocities in both countries, including mass executions and beheading of local residents as well as foreign nationals.

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