Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State militants were killed as shelling targeted a group’s headquarter in western Anbar, a security source was quoted saying.
Speaking to Alghad Press on Saturday, the source said, “shelling targeted an IS headquarter in al-Shishan district in Annah town, leaving three militants, who were inside, killed.”
On Friday, Seven IS militants were reportedly killed as an air raid targeted their havens while escaping from Qaim town, western Anbar, towards the Syrian borders.
Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.
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.
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.
Iraqi fighter jets reportedly dropped millions of leaflets to inform locals residents that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.