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Coalition jets kill 10 Islamic State members west of Anbar

International coalition aircraft. File photo.

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Ten Islamic State militants were killed in an airstrike in western Anbar, Jazeera Operations Command announced.

“The U.S.-led coalition shelled IS rest houses and two booby-trapped vehicles in the towns of Anah and Rawa,” Maj.Gen. Qassim al-Mohammadi, commander of the Jazeera Operations, told AlSumaria News on Wednesday.

“The shelling left ten militants killed,” Mohammadi added.

On Sunday, an army source was quoted saying that coalition jets bombed the group’s so-called Hisbah (vigilantes) office in Anah, west of Anbar.

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.

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

Iraqi fighter jets reportedly dropped millions of leaflets informing locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.



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