Iraq’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) has announced that more than ۷۰۰ Takfiri militants have been killed and nearly two dozen others arrested ever since government forces and allied fighters launched a massive operation to dislodge the terrorists from the northern city of Mosul.
A total of ۷۷۲ Daesh terrorists have been killed and ۲۳ others arrested since the offensive to liberate Mosul, located some ۴۰۰ kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, was kicked off on October ۱۷, the JOC said in a statement released on Thursday.
The statement added that ۱۲۷ car bombs, ۲۷ makeshift mortar launchers, seven explosive belts and a large weapons cache were also destroyed during the mentioned period.
Furthermore, four booby-trapped houses, ۳۹۷ explosive devices and five motorcycle bombs were blown up, while three tunnels, a command center for terrorists, ۴۰ defensive fighting positions, seven airstrike-resistant bunkers and three Dushka heavy machine guns were destroyed.
The JOC statement added that ۱.۵ tons of ammonium nitrate, nine ۱۲۰mm mortar rounds, ۳۸۰ mortar shells, ۶۱ Katyusha rockets, ۳۱ missile launchers, three PK machine guns and four anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launchers were also confiscated.