U.S. airstrike kills three Islamic State terrorists in Iraq

Islamic State fighters carry their swords following a battle with Iraqi security forces. File photo

Nineveh ( – Three Islamic State terrorists were killed Wednesday in an airstrike by the U.S.-led international coalition warplanes, Iraqi authorities said.

“Acting on precise information from the Baghdad Information Command, the US.-led international coalition launched an airstrike targeting several terrorists, west of al Munāyif mountain in Nineveh,” Alghad Press quoted the Security Media Cell as saying in a press statement.

Three Islamic State terrorists were killed in the air raid, the statement read.

Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in November 2017 with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.

IS declared a self-styled “caliphate” in a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014. A government campaign, backed by a U.S.-led international coalition and paramilitary forces, was launched in 2016 to retake IS-held regions, managing to retake all havens, most notably the city of Mosul, the group’s previously proclaimed capital.

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