Four Islamic State members killed in airstrike, northeast of Diyala: Commander

Coalition aircraft while conducting airstrikes against IS in Iraq.

Diyala ( Four Islamic State members were killed in an airstrike, northeast of Diyala, a commander said on Thursday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, commander of Diyala Operations, said, “security troops found four bodies of Islamic State, who were killed in an airstrike that destroyed their vehicle in Wadi al-Thallab region, northeast of Diyala.”

The shelling, according to Azzawi, “was carried out based on information from the intelligence.”

On Wednesday, a bomb, placed on the side of a main road in Kanaan region in Diyala province, went off, leaving two civilians. Earlier this week , a policeman was killed, while another was injured in a bomb blast, south of Diyala.

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.

Thousands of Islamic State 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.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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