Six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Wednesday in an
airstrike in a mountainous area in Iraq's eastern province of
Diyala, the Iraqi military said, trend reports citing xinhua .
Acting on intelligence reports, a force from the Iraqi
Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) surrounded at dawn a tunnel used by
IS militants as a hideout in the Himreen mountain range in the
northern part of Diyala Province, a CTS statement said.
Later on, Iraqi fighter jets were called in for an airstrike
that destroyed the hideout and killed six militants inside, the
Over the past months, Iraqi security forces have conducted
operations against extremist militants to crack down on their
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