(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an airstrike
on Thursday in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a security source
said, trend reports citing xinhua .
Based on intelligence reports, Iraqi warplanes carried out an
airstrike on an IS hideout in the Himreen mountain range in
northern Diyala, destroying the hideout and killing three IS
militants, Ali Fadhel Omran, commander of Diyala Operations, told
Omran added that a total of 40 IS militants, including some
leaders of the terrorist organization, were killed during the past
five months in airstrikes in the Himreen Mountains.
Despite repeated military operations against IS remnants,
extremist militants are still hiding in deserts and rugged areas,
as well as in the Himreen mountains, in the Diyala, Salahuddin and
The security situation in Iraq has improved since the defeat of
the IS in 2017. However, IS remnants have since melted into urban
centers, deserts and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerilla
attacks against security forces and civilians.
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