World Bulletin / News Desk
Iraqi security forces have killed 24 more rebels of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the ongoing security operation in the restive Anbar province, the joint operations command said.
Army and police forces engaged a group of militant in the Halabsa district of Fallujah, killing four and injuring many others, the command said in a press statement.
Twenty other rebels were killed in separate attacks across the western province, it added.
The statement, however, did not indicate when these clashes took place.
Since last December, the Iraqi army has waged a major offensive in the Sunni-majority Anbar province with the stated aim of flushing militants – who Baghdad claims are linked to Al-Qaeda – out of the key cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
Many local Sunni tribes opposed to Iraq's Shiite-dominated government, meanwhile, have continued to voice anger over the operation's mounting civilian death toll.Last Mod: 15 Nisan 2014, 11:00