Daesh is the Arabic acronym for the militant ISIL group.
"Iraqi security forces seized control of al-Shohadaa neighborhood and 13 Daesh militants were killed in the clashes and the international coalition’s airstrikes," Lt. Saoud al-Ibeidi said. "The Iraqi forces searched the neighborhood and moved the bodies to be buried in a mass grave."
The death toll could not be independently verified.
Iraqi forces on Feb. 18 managed to end Daesh's 10-day siege of al-Baghdadi district’s residential area and killed about 150 militants, according to police sources.
Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when Daesh militants stormed the northern province of Mosul and declared a self-styled caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.