Thursday 12th May 2016, sixty three Islamic State Takfiris have been killed in the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces in the Islamic State (IS) held city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
According to the military spokesman, the IS attack began at dawn when dozens of the militants advanced from several positions of the forces and allied paramilitary Sunni tribal units in villages west of Makhour.
The allied forces also got backing from U.S.-led coalition aircraft and artillery and managed to repel a large scale attack, killing 63 IS fighters.
Among those killed include several would-be suicide bombers wearing explosive vests. The forces also destroyed four suicide car bombs.
Thursday's IS attack near Mosul came as the extremist militant group carried out two more attacks, which involved five suicide bombers which targeted security forces in Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib and in Albu Eitha area, north of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's western province of Anbar. Governemnet forces managed to repel the attackers.
According to the military spokesman, the bodies of the Daesh (IS) fighters scattered in the valleys in front of the Iraqi forces positions. Two soldiers got injured in the clashes.