(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Forty-nine Islamic State militants were killed on Tuesday in United States air force strikes on al-Bakr neighborhood in Mosul.
The militants were assembling in preparation for attacks on security forces, Iraqtoday.com reported.
Iraqi security commanders said Monday they killed 30 ISIS militants during land operations on Monday.
Iraqi forces, assisted by US aircrafts, popular militias and Kurdish troops, have been in continuous battles since October to liberate Mosul, ISIS’s last stronghold in Iraq.
Last week, the US coalition partaking in the fight against ISIS said 1363 militants from the group died since operations were launched in October to retake Mosul.