Six IS militants killed in coalition airstrike in western Anbar

International coalition aircraft.

Anbar ( Six Islamic State militants, including a member of the group’s so-called legislative court, in an airstrike launched in western Anbar, a military source was quoted saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “U.S.-led Coalition jets shelled a house of one of the legislative court members in Qaim,” the source said, adding that the shelling left the member, as well as five of his guards, killed.

On Wednesday, 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.

In late July, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.

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