Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced, on Sunday, that 20 officials of the so-called Wilayat Baghdad of the Islamic State group were killed by an air strike, in the district of Qaim.
The cell said in a statement that based on intelligence information, F16 fighter jets and Sukhoi aircraft of the Iraqi Air Force conducted four air strikes in al-Qaim District, in the areas of Husaiba, al-Obaidi, al-Karabla and al-Masharee’.
The air strikes destroyed a hideout in the area of 7 Nissan in al-Qaim District, as well as killing 20 officials of the so-called Wilayat Baghdad of the Islamic State group and wounding others, including suicide bombers, the statement added.
The air strike was followed by several blasts, due to the explosion of IEDs and booby-trapped vehicles in the bombarded area, while the air strike also destroyed an explosives plant in al-Karbala area and killed 10 IS Arab members, the statement further explained.
Noteworthy, Anah, Rawa and al-Qaim are still occupied by the Islamic State group, which imposed its control over these cities three years ago, while security forces finished their preparations to retake these areas from the terrorist group.