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Several Islamic State emirs killed U.S. Coalition airstrikes in three provinces: Military


International coalition aircraft. File photo.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi military has announced killing several Islamic State emirs in airstrikes carried out in three provinces.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Security Medica Center said “the intelligence of Counter-Terrorism Service provided the U.S.-led Coalition jets with information, through which it managed to destroy targets of Islamic State in Hamreen and the lakes, in addition to underground camps.”

The airstrikes, according to the statement, “left several Islamic State emirs killed in addition to destroying a camp and three tunnels, used to carry out operations to target the main roads that link each of Kirkuk, Diyala and Salahuddin.”

On Monday, a senior security source from the province, announced launching a wide-scale military operation to follow the remnants of the militant group in the north of Diyala.

On Friday, Two soldiers were wounded in an armed attack against a security checkpoint at the outskirts of Hawi al-Udhaim region, north of Diyala.

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.

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.


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