Monday, 10 May 2021 08:14 GMT

Iraqi airstrikes leave 60 IS rebels killed

( MENAFN ) The Iraqi military said on Wednesday that a number of 60 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) group were killed in earlier airstrikes in a mountainous area in Salahudin province, north of Iraq's capital Baghdad.

Yahia Rasoul, spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi forces, said in a statement that the Iraqi aircraft, in coordination with the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), launched airstrikes on IS hideouts on March 25 in Himreen mountain range, leaving 60 IS militants dead.

On March 24, the Iraqi security forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi aircraft, launched the offensive on March 9 and continued for 14 days in the Makhmour mountain range in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, destroying 120 IS positions and killing 27 IS rebels, Rasoul confirmed in a statement that

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