Senior Arab Islamic State leader, 3 others, killed in Coalition airstrike, west of Anbar

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Anbar ( A senior Islamic State member was killed, along with three of his companions in an airstrike by the U.S.-led Coalition, west of Anbar, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to BasNews, the source from Anbar Operations Command, said “Intelligence information enabled the Coalition jets to carry out an airstrike that targeted a hideout for Islamic State in al-Kesra region, east of Rutba town, which left an Arab prominent leader, along with three of his companions killed.”

Preliminary information, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, indicated that “the hideout targeted by the airstrike was used by the group to hide and try to escape to Syria.”

Security troops “will reveal the name of the leader after gathering all the intelligence information and follow the remaining militants in the western desert in Anbar,” the source added.

On Monday, three Islamic State members were killed in an airstrike by the Iraqi fighter jets.
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.

A soldier was killed, while two others were profoundly injured, last week, as a bomb, from remnants of war against Islamic State, went off, west of Anbar, as army forces were carrying out an operation at regions at Rutba, near the borders between Iraq and Syria.

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