At least 50 ISIS terrorists have been killed while 40 others were arrested in a series of counter-terrorism operations against the extremists across Iraq.

Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, the commander of Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces, said on Monday that the terrorists were killed during a high-scale military operation in the town of al-Shirqat in northern Salahuddin province, Lebanon's al-Ahed news website reported.

The commander added that the Iraqi forces also repelled a massive attack by ISIS terrorists near the same troubled region.

Meanwhile, Iraq’s National Intelligence Service announced that security forces had detained at least 40 terrorists during a crackdown on militants’ hideouts in north and south of the capital, Baghdad.

Also yesterday it was reported that 72 ISIS terrorists have been killed. The terrorists wanted to attack security forces by booby trapped vehicles.

According to information shared by the source, it was mentioned, “The joint security forces not only foiled an ISIS attack on them at late hours yesterday, but they also managed to gun down 72 members of the terror organization. The ISIS fighters used booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers to target the security troops near Makhul. However, the forces were up to the task.”