Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Several Islamic State members were killed as joint forces carried out an attack against one of the militant group’s strongholds in Makhmur town.
Speaking to Alghad Press website, the source said, “joint troops of the U.S.-led Coalition and Peshmerga carried out an attack against of IS strongholds in Qargough mountain, located in Makhmur town.”
The attack, according to the source, “was carried out based on intelligence information. Several Islamic State members, including prominent leaders, were killed.
On Thursday, the U.S. Coalition jets killed several Islamic State emirs in airstrikes carried out in three provinces including Kirkuk, Diyala and Salahuddin.
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.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.
Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.