MOD: 70 Islamic State’s members killed in Nineveh

Iraqi army forces in nineveh. File photo.
Iraqi army forces. File photo.

Nineveh ( Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday killing of 70 members of the Islamic State, including senior leaders, by an air strike in Nineveh province, while also pointed out to the destruction of a cache of weapons and explosives laboratories in Anbar.

The ministry said in a press statement, “Iraqi Air Force, based on accurate intelligence information, bombarded a gathering of the Islamic State, south of Tal Abta area, killing 20 leaders and 50 members.”

“Iraqi Air Force also conducted several air strikes, destructing a cache of weapons and explosives and a laboratory for explosives manufacturing in Akashat desert, west of Anbar,” the statement added.

“The air strikes also destroyed an explosives laboratory in al-Sakra area, west of the province,” the statement explained.

The ministry also revealed that military intelligence directorate in coordination with the intelligence of the 16th brigade raided a headquarters of the Islamic State containing mortar shells and Katyusha rockets, as well as military gears in Shalat area, near Police Academy, north of Mosul.

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