Ramadi (IraqiNews.com) Several Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led Coalition jets in west of Ramadi, Anbar, an army official said.
“An IS headquarter, rest house and a booby-trapped vehicle were destroyed in air raids launched by the coalition warplanes in Annah town, 210 KM west of Ramadi,” Maj.Gen. Noman Abd al-Zawba’ie, commander of the army’s sixth division, told AlSumaria News on Saturday.
Many militants were killed in the airstrikes, he added.
On Friday, Coalition jets reportedly bombarded three booby-trapped vehicles in several regions in Annah, killing several militants. Late August, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the air force bombarded six IS locations in Qaim, killing 94 members, including a senior security commander and a close aide to the group’s supreme leader abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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.
Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.