BAGHDAD, Sept 10 (NNN-NINA) – The death toll of the extremist Daesh militants, in an airdrop operation on their positions, in Iraq’s central province of Salahudin, on Monday, rose to 15, the Iraqi military said.
The Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), backed by international coalition aircraft, conducted an airdrop operation on the Daesh positions, in the rugged area of Mteibijah, near the provincial border with neighbouring Diyala province, Yahya Rasoul, spokesman of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, said, in a statement.
The troops killed 15 militants and captured nine others, along with destroying several hideouts, tunnels and training camp of the extremist militants, Rasoul said.
Earlier in the day, Mohammed al-Bazi, from Salahudin’s provincial police said that, the CTS airdrop operation killed six Daesh militants and captured four others.
Iraqi security forces, repeatedly carried out operations to take control of Mteibijah from the militants, but the vast rugged land and nearby Himreen mountainous area, made it difficult for them to completely clear the area of the extremist militants.– NNN-NINA