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IS militants killed in airstrikes by Iraqi, coalition jets, west of Anbar

Coalition aircraft while conducting airstrikes against IS in Iraq.

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi fighter jets killed several Islamic State militants in an airstrike that targeted their havens in west of Anbar province.

A statement by the War Media Cell said the fighter jets “launched several airstrikes that destroyed two headquarters of the militants, a rest house as well as the weapons inside them on Okashat road, west of Anbar.”

In related news, a military source from the seventh division in Anbar said on Monday that the international coalition led by the U.S. destroyed an IS booby-trapping workshop in west of Anbar.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source, who preferred anonymity, said “the coalition jets shelled on Monday a booby-trapping workshop in the city of Rawa, western Anbar.”

“Several militants were killed, while the workshop was destroyed due to the shelling” the source added.

Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa have been held by the extremist group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province. The Iraqi government is expected to aim at those strongholds once the Mosul battle is concluded.



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