TEHRAN (FNA)- Tens of Takfiri militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in the Iraqi army’s airstrikes in the Northern province of Nineveh, media reports said on Monday.
“Mohammad Jassem Al-Maslavi and 40 other terrorists were killed when the Iraqi army bombarded Takfiri terrorists’ positions in Nineveh,” the website of the Iraqi Al-Sumeriya TV channel quoted military sources as saying today.
Al-Maslavi was in charge of numerous terrorist operations and assassinations in Iraq.
The crisis in Iraq escalated after the ISIL militants took control of Mosul in a lightning advance on June 10, which was followed by the fall of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) Northwest of the capital, Baghdad.
Soldiers of the Iraqi army have been engaged in heavy fighting with the militants on different fronts and have so far been able to push back militants in several areas.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are responsible for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, denouncing the Al Saud regime as a major supporter of global terrorism.
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