Dozens of ISIL militants 'killed in Iraq'
Dozens of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant militants have been killed in clashes with the Iraqi army in seven regions of Iraq's Al Anbar province, according to Iraqi security officials, Anadolu agency reported.
Lieutenant General Rashid Felih, responsible for operations in al-Anbar, told the Anadolu Agency on Thursday that, according to initial reports of the attacks, 33 militants were killed and four ISIL vehicles destroyed in the clashes, which were continuing in five regions of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar.
Severe fighting between Iraqi government forces and Kurdish fighters on one side and ISIL on the other has continued since mid-June when the extremist group seized control of Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq.
An international U.S-led coalition is staging air strikes against ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria.