Iraqi security forces destroyed four “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) camps during a three-day campaign in Salaheddine province, the Interior Ministry said Monday (March 17th).
“Police and army forces destroyed four small ISIL camps in the last three days based on information provided by citizens about the presence of these camps at agricultural areas in al-Jazeera, west of Tikrit,” ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan said at a press conference.
The security forces arrested 16 gunmen found at the camps, among them seven wanted terrorists, seized three car bombs and detonated four others which could not be dismantled, he said.
A small gas station that had been used to supply their vehicles with fuel also was destroyed, and 98 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), 65 sticky bombs, about 200 kilogrammes of explosives and more than 1,000 metres of detonation cord were seized, he added.