The Iraqi army and police have killed 37 militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul, the capital of the northern province of Ninawa, the army and Interior Ministry said in two separate statements on Sunday.
A rapid reaction force killed six ISIL members and destroyed a vehicle carrying weapons in a raid on al-Sagr area in Mosul, the Interior Ministry said in a Sunday statement.
The ministry, however, did not mention the date of the raid.
The Ministry of Defense, meanwhile, said 31 ISIL members were killed and three others were arrested during an operation in southern Mosul.
The ministry added that the Ninawa operations command is now launching a major offensive against ISIL camps in participation with the Iraqi Air Force.
Recent months have witnessed an uptick in violence across Iraq. Although most attacks go unclaimed, Iraqi authorities usually point the finger at Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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