Iraqi warplanes kill three Islamic State militants in Diyala

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Posted in category Middle Orient, Middle Orient News
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Iraqi warplanes targeted on Saturday a gathering of Islamic State militants in Diyala province, leaving three of them dead.

Spokesman for the Iraqi Security Media Council Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool said that “the Iraqi Air Force killed three IS terrorists and destroyed one of

their hotbeds near A’isha camp in eastern Anjana on the road linking Baghdad to Kirkuk in Diyala.”

The Iraqi fighter destroyed two Islamic State armored vehicles in the airstrike, Iraqi website Baghdad Today quoted Rasool as saying in a statement.

In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.

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