78 IS militants, 8 civilians killed in Iraq

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - At least 78 IS militants and eight Baghdadi civilians were killed and 23 other people were injured in separate clashes in Baghdad and Anbar provinces in western Iraq on Feb.14, Anadolu Agency reported referring to Iraqi army sources, Kazinform refers to Trend.az.

The Iraqi Defense Ministry released a statement and said that Iraqi forces have launched an attack against IS militants in al-Karma district, east of Fallujah. The statement also confirmed that during the attacks 53 militants, including five senior commanders, were killed.

Separately, Baghdad Operations Command announced that 25 IS militants were killed and a dozens of terrorists' weapons and vehicles were also neutralized in the northern Baghdad.

In addition, security officials said that eight people were killed and 23 others were injured in three separate attacks against Iraqi civilians across Iraq on Feb.14.

Clashes between Iraqi forces and the militant group IS have been ongoing since June 2014 when the armed group seized Mosul and other territories in Iraq.

This prompted the U.S. to form an international coalition, which has launched numerous air strikes against IS targets in both Iraq and Syria.

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