More than 600 ISIS militants killed in a month in northern Iraq


Militant fighters of the Islamic State. File photo

ARA News 

ERBIL – At least 618 militants of the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in November during battles with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and U.S.-led strikes in Iraq.  

Saeed Mamozini, media official in the Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) in Nineveh, said in a press statement that 618 ISIS militants were killed last month in clashes with the Peshmerga and airstrikes by warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition. 

“ِAlso in November, ISIS extremists executed 133 people, including 47 women on various charges, while some 25 children reportedly died because of hunger (in areas held by the group),” Mamozini told reporters.

The Kurdish official pointed out “at least 212 people sold their kidneys in the areas under ISIS rule.”

In the meantime, an informed source told ARA News in Mosul that five ISIS militants were killed on Tuesday “while trying to place explosive devices in a residential building in the village of Bazwaya east of Mosul”.

“One of the explosive devices was mistakenly detonated during the operation, causing a huge explosion inside the building and claiming the lives of the five militants,” he said. 

“The group used to fill civilians’ houses with explosives in a bid to terrorize people as well as kill any Kurdish fighter approaching the ISIS headquarters,” the source said on the condition of anonymity.

“ISIS rules people with an iron fist,” a resident in Mosul’s suburb told ARA News. “But they will face defeat soon before the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces.”

Reporting by: Salar Qasim

Source: ARA News

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