According to Press TV, security sources say military forces managed to retake control of the volatile city from the Al-Qaeda-linked militants on Saturday.
This comes after government forces attacked the positions of the Takfiri terrorists from four different directions.
The latest development could facilitate the Iraqi army’s advance toward Baiji and Mosul.
Meanwhile, an unspecified number of militants were killed and at least 20 vehicles belonging to the terrorists destroyed during the latest round of operations near the city of Samarra.
In another development, the ISIL terrorists overrunning northern Iraq have kidnapped dozens of Shia civilians and destroyed several places of worship.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Takfiri terrorists attacked two villages near the city of Mosul and ordered its residents to leave their homes before taking away at least 40 men.
Soldiers of the Iraqi army have been engaged in heavy fighting with the terrorists in different fronts and have so far been able to push back militants in several areas.