Coalition jets bombard IS convoy in western Anbar

US fighter jets bombing ISIS headquarters in Iraq. File Photo

Qaim ( U.S.-led coalition has shelled Islamic State convoy heading to western Anbar, an informed security source was quoted saying.

“Coalition jets shelled IS convoy, coming from Baaj desert heading toward al-Rommana region in Qaim town, west of Anbar,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Three trucks were destroyed, while IS militants who were on board were killed,” the source added.

On Monday, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said jets dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets after midnight on Hawija as well as Qaim, Rawa, Annah and Okashat regions with news on victories by troops as well as IS defeats and threatened IS militants that they either have to surrender or die.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them.

In late July, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.

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