Armed clashes between members of the ISIL terrorist group have killed dozens of the Takfiris in the east and west of Iraq’s strife-torn city of Mosul.
“Yesterday, 33 militants belonging to ISIL were killed during armed clashes, which erupted between ISIL elements, during two single incidents, one in Tal Afar, west of Mosul, and the other in al-Karama district east of Mosul,” Kurdistan Democratic Party spokesman Saeed Mamouzini was quoted as saying by the Iraqi News online newspaper on Tuesday.
According to Mamouzini, the cause of the fighting could be attributed to reasons including disputes over power.
“Clashes broke out between foreign and local ISIL militants,” Mamouzini further said, noting that “the seizure of funds, distribution of women to practice Jihad marriage, and retreat in the face of the Kurdish Peshmerga advances were other reasons that prompted ISIL elements to fight each other.”
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since ISIL began its march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014.
Iraqi soldiers, police units, Kurdish forces, and Shia and Sunni volunteers are engaged in battles with the terrorists to drive them out of the areas they have under control, including the ISIL-held city of Mosul.