The ministry said , “The security forces liberated the entire area of al-Harariyat from the ISIS group elements and opened the roads for army vehicles to conduct counter operations against the terrorists.”
The statement added that the an engineering battalion from the rapid intervention forces have lifted and deactivated more than 300 explosives from the Harariyat factories’ area in al-Karma.
On Sunday, a security source in Anbar province said, that the Iraqi forces killed 60 ISIS elements including a key leader within the group during an operation in al-Anbar province.
General-Officer Diaa Kazim stated that “Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led international coalition warplanes conducted a security operation in the areas of northeast of Haditha, located 160 km west of Ramadi.”
“The security forces liberated the areas of al-Allus and Albu Hayat,” Kazim added.
“The operation resulted in killing 60 elements of the ISIS group including a key leader in the areas of western Anbar.”
Security authorities in Iraq say at least nine people have been killed in two separate bomb attacks targeting crowded commercial districts around the capital, Baghdad.
Police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said four people were killed and 14 others wounded when a bomb went off in a vegetable wholesale market in a village near the city of Iskandariya, located 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Baghdad, on Saturday morning.
Another bomb blast targeting an outdoor market also killed five people and wounded 14 others in the city of Sabaa al-Bour, located approximately 28 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of Baghdad, later in the day.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. However, Usually such attacks are claimed by the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.
On Friday, at least nine people lost their lives in a spate of bombings and mortar attacks ripping through Baghdad.
Iraq’s overall security situation has worsened over the past few months as the ISIL terrorists, of whom many are foreign nationals, have taken control of some parts of Iraq’s northern and western regions.
They have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheadings.