The Iraqi army repulsed an attack by the ISIL terrorists in the Western town of al-Baghdadi and continued its intensive operations against the Takfiri group, leaving several terrorists dead and wounded, a senior official said.
Mohamed Zuhair Turki, a local senior police official, said that the army troops inflicted hefty losses on the ISIL Takfiri group on Monday, as the terrorists attempted to creep into the town of al-Baghdadi, Ramadi.
“The Iraqi forces managed to repel an attempt by seven (ISIL) suicide bombers to sneak into the district of al-Baghdadi,” he said.
“The seven elements were planning to blow themselves up and attack sites in the district,” he added.
Turki added that the Iraqi soldiers also defused a number of IEDs during the clashes.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.