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Iraq army says 25 Daesh militants killed in Kirkuk, north

Iraqi army is seen in Saladin, Iraq on 7 February 2 2018 [Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency]
Iraqi army is seen in Saladin, Iraq on 7 February 2 2018 [Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency]

The Iraqi army announced on Sunday that 25 members of the Daesh militant group also known as Daesh had been killed and a number of the group's sites and equipment were destroyed in Kirkuk, 300 km north of the capital, Baghdad.

Commander of the Kirkuk army forces, Major General Maan al-Saadi said Sunday the Iraqi army forces with the help of the international coalition had killed 25 terrorists in two sites in Kirkuk.

According to al- Saadi six terrorists were killed near the heights of Dibs; 30 km south of Kirkuk while 19 terrorists were killed in airstrikes carried out by the international coalition aircraft.

General, al- Saadi explained that the Iraqi forces are closely monitoring the movement of the remaining terrorists, who are trying to penetrate the oil and gas-rich region.

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