EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Forces Purge Samarra's Strategic Region of ISIL Terrorists 8/30
EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Forces Purge Samarra's Strategic Region of ISIL Terrorists
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's Peace Battalion forces managed to purge Takfiri terrorists from a strategic region near the city of Samarra after two days of fierce clashes.
The Iraqi forces pushed back the ISIL Takfiri terrorists from al-Line region of Samarra, and killed tens of foreign-backed militants in heavy clashes.
The ISIL terrorists had taken control of al-Line region last week and came closer to the Samarra city.
Last Friday, Iraqi Defense Ministry Spokesman Yahya Abdul Rasoul said that the country's army men stormed the ISIL Takfiri terrorists' centers and retook full control over the island of Samarra in Salahuddin province.
Abdul Rasoul said that at least 150 ISIL fighters were killed in the Iraqi army's operations in the Samarra Island.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control a shrinking part 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.