Two Islamic State terrorists killed in airstrike in Iraq’s Diyala

Paramilitary fighters and military vehicles are seen during a military operation to retake positions held by Islamic State militants, on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah in Diyala province, north of Baghdad January 25, 2015. Picture taken January 25, 2015. REUTERS

Diyala ( – Two Islamic State militants were killed Tuesday in an airstrike on terrorist hotbeds in the eastern province of Diyala, a local source said.

“The Iraqi Air Force launched an air raid on two terrorist hotbeds of the Islamic State group in Qarah Tapah district, some 110 km northeast of Baqubah, leaving two militants dead,” the spurce told the privately-owned Almaalomah news website.

In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.

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