Baghdad, IRAQ — The Federal Police announced on Monday that close to 20,000 ISIS terrorists were killed over three years during liberation battles across Iraq,
“So far, some 19,484 militants were killed in each of Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salahuddin, north of Baghdad, in addition to Anbar, which represents around one third of the country,” Lt. gen. Shaker Jawdat, commander of the Federal Police, Iraqi News reported.
The total areas liberated by the Federal Police in the four provinces, according to Jawdar, “reached 27155. 496 square kilometers.”
Moreover, the total regions, towns and districts liberated by the troops reached 890.
Thousands of ISIS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group.
In December, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against ISIS members. However, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.
The war against IS has so far displaced at least five million people. Thousands of others fled toward neighboring countries including Syria, Turkey and other European countries, since ISIS emerged to proclaim its self-styled “caliphate”.
This has been a long, long war and it’s far from over.
However, we have been kicking some ISIS ass since Trump became president!