Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in Jurf al-Sakhar June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces have killed 279 "terrorists" in the past 24 hours, as they push back against a major militant offensive, a security spokesman said Sunday.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's security spokesman, Lieutenant General Qassem Atta, made the announcement during a televised news conference.
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