The Iraqi army has been planning to launch a major military operation to clear Salahuddin province from Takfiri militants, a report said.
According to the report, the operation is aimed at liberating several cities, including the city of Tikrit, from the Takfiri terrorists, press tv reported.
The Iraqi forces along with volunteers have already liberated two regions near Tikrit. They have just received reinforcements and weapons from the capital Baghdad for the military campaign.
The plan will be reportedly implemented in the next 48 hours to free more regions from the Takfiri militants.
The ISIL launched an offensive in Iraq in June and took control of the country’s second largest city, Mosul, before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.
The Takfiri militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions, against all Iraqi communities such as Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
Senior Iraqi officials have repeatedly blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some other Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.