Iraqi warplanes destroy four terrorist hotbeds of Islamic State in Mosul

One of the tunnels that was used by the Islamic State in Mosul. 

Nineveh ( – Four terrorist hotbeds of Islamic State were destroyed Tuesday in the group’s previously proclaimed capital Mosul, Iraqi authorities announced.

In a statement, quoted by Baghdad Today, the Iraqi Security Media Center said that the Iraqi Air Force launched an airstrike on Imam Gharbi village in Mosul, leaving four hideouts of Islamic State destroyed.

“The operation also left two boats used by Islamic State militants destroyed,” according to the statement.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced in July 2017 liberation of the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul from IS militants, who had captured it in 2014. More than 25,000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

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.

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