Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi army jets have killed fifteen Islamic State members, as their rest houses were destroyed in Salahuddin province, a commander said on Thursday.
“Army jets, in coordination with Samarra Operations Command, managed to destroy several Islamic State rest houses,” Maj. Gen. Hamed al-Maliki, of the army, said in a statement. “Several Islamic State members holding weapons, estimated at 15 militants, were killed after following and shelling them.”
The strikes, according to Maliki, “comes within operations carried out by the army jets, which managed to confiscate several rest houses in Hamreen mountains as well as regions between Hawija, Kirkuk and Hamreen.”
Earlier today, the the media service of Samarra Operations Command said Iraqi army jets have killed four Islamic State members in an airstrike in al-Farhatiya region, west of Is-haqi region.
On Sunday, four Islamic State terrorists including three suicide bombers during a security campaign in Samarra city.
Thousands of militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.