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Unidentified airstrike leaves four civilians killed, fifth injured, western Anbar

Airstrike by the US-led international coalition aircraft.

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Civilians of one family were killed, while another person was injured in an airstrike that targeted Islamic State havens in Anbar, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

An airstrike by unidentified jets shelled a house on Sunday evening in Rawa town, western Anbar, the source told the Russian Sputnik news agency. Four members of one family were killed.

The shelling also left another civilian, who was near the house, injured, the anonymous source added.

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

Iraqi fighter jets reportedly dropped last week millions of leaflets informing locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.

Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them. However, Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province.



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