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25,000 ISIL killed in Mosul liberation operations
25,000 ISIL killed in Mosul liberation operations

Commander says more than 450 suicide bombers killed since October   

World Bulletin / News Desk

More than 25,000 ISIL militants were killed during the Mosul liberation operations, a military commander said Sunday.

 More than 450 suicide bombers were killed and 1,247 vehicles – nearly 3,000 of which were rigged with bombs -- were also destroyed, campaign commander Lieut. Gen. Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement.

He said 130 combat drones were dropped.

 Mosul was captured by ISIL that overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in 2014.

The Iraqi army, backed by a U.S.-led air coalition, had been battling the terror group since October to dislodge it from Mosul, its last stronghold in northern Iraq.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi formally declared victory in Mosul on July 10.


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