BREAKING: 20 Muslim Terrorists DEAD

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Baghdad — Iraqi warplanes killed 20 Islamic State members near the borders with Syria, military media reported Monday, denying reports that the strikes targeted locations inside Syria.

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The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said an airstrike was carried out at Tal Sufouq, a region at Nineveh’s borders with Syria, based on intelligence provided by the Popular Mobilization Forces.

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The strike killed 20 militants and destroyed six vehicles, the statement said, denying reports that the strikes targeted locations inside Syria.

On Sunday, semi-official al-Sabah newspaper said Iraqi warplanes pounded IS locations in the Syrian city of Mayadin, Deiz Ezzour, before the group proceeded with plans to target holy Shia sites in the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala, as well as the residence of the country’s top Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraqi News reports.

Iraqi forces regained control over the city of Mosul earlier this month, ending more than eight months of battles against the militants at their former capital. Coinciding with the campaign in Mosul, paramilitary troops, backed by warplanes, managed to take full control over the borderline with Syria and Jordan.

Islamic State now holds a few towns in Nineveh near the Syrian borders, most notably Tal Afar, which is widely reported to be the next target for military operations.

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Meanwhile, AFF reported that Iraqi security forces killed four suicide bombers while a fifth one killed a whole family west of Anbar, a senior army commander said Friday.

Qassem al-Mohammadi, head of the army’s Al-Jazeera Operations, said in statements that security forces, backed by Tribal Mobilization troops, trapped five suicide bombers in al-Baghdadi region (45 miles west of Ramadi).

“The suiciders sneaked into al-Baghdadi through the desert, four of them were killed, while a fifth one blew himself up inside a house, killing a whole family of six, two parents and four children,” Mohammadi stated.

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Government and tribal forces have occasionally repelled attacks by suicide bombers in Baghdadi ad Doulab regions, with the encounters usually leaving civilian casualties, Iraqi News reports.

Islamic State has held the towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaim, on Anbar’s borders with Syria, since 2014, when they occupied a third of Iraq to proclaim an “Islamic Caliphate”. So far, there has not been a wide-scale campaign to retake those regions, but occasional offensives managed to take over several surrounding villages.

The Iraqi government declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, the group’s former capital in Iraq, earlier this month, and said it was going to proceed towards other group holdouts.

The Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that though the Joint Operations Command gives “special attention” to the liberation of Tal Afar as the next target, troops can launch simultaneous operations also targeting ISIS havens west of Anbar.

On Thursday, Iraqi warplanes dropped millions of messages telling locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.

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