59 IS militants killed in Iraq fighting (Roundup)

October 22, 2014 3:44 PM

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At least 59 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in fierce fighting involving the Sunni radical group, the Iraqi security forces and allied fighters, media reported.

While Iraqi security forces and allied tribal fighters repelled attacks by IS militants in two towns in the western province of Anbar, leaving more than 32 militants dead, at least 27 other militants of the group were killed during clashes with Sinjar Protection Forces in northern Iraq.

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