The Iraqi army killed 51 militants of the ISIL Takfiri group in Western and Northern Iraq, according to a statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.
The town of Al-Mutasim in the Northern province of Salahuddin was recaptured by the Iraqi army, which was assisted by the country’s aerial strikes, the statement said, World Bulletin reported.
The operation left 15 ISIL militants dead, and destroyed six vehicles including three that carried heavy weapons.
A second operation, conducted in the region of Sur Shenas near the city of Samarra, left 22 militants dead, and destroyed two vehicles, the statement said.
A total of 14 militants were killed in the area of al-Hayakil, East of Fallujah, a district in the Anbar province, it added.