Coalition airstrikes bomb IS hideouts, kill militants in Anbar

Coalition airstrikes bomb IS hideouts, kill militants in Anbar
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Anbar (IraqiNews) Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced, on Monday, that the US-led coalition warplanes killed IS militants and destroyed a number of hideouts by two air strikes, in Anbar Province.

The Ministry said in a press statement, “The army’s Chief of Staff instructed to chase terrorist gangs, lift war debris and help displaced families to return to their areas. Thus, based on these instructions, coalition warplanes carried out two air strikes on Anbar, destructing a tunnel belongs to the IS, and killing a number of militants.”

Security forces from army and police found a number of bodies, weapons and ammunition, as well as destroying a vehicle and hideouts, the statement added.

In 2017, Iraqi government announced regaining its entire territory from the IS grip, backed by the US-led international coalition. However, the terrorist group still has dormant cells in different areas of the country.

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