Top

Iraq airstrikes| 27 Islamic State militants killed in Anbar 

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 15 May 2017 4:43 AM GMT

Iraq airstrikes| 27 Islamic State militants killed in Anbar 
X
Iraq airstrikes| 27 Islamic State militants killed in Anbar 
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print

Baghdad: At least 27 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes by international coalition against IS posts in the IS-held areas in Iraq's western province of Anbar on Sunday.

According to commander of the army's 7th division Nouman al-Zoubaie," The US-led coalition aircraft conducted an airstrike on an internet cafe used by IS militants as a headquarters in the town of al-Qaim near the border with Syria, leaving some 20 of them killed." He further said, "Another airstrike destroyed an IS post in the city of Aana killing six militants."

ALSO READ: At least 11 killed in Syria bombings

In a separate incident, a booby-trapped car detonated at a busy intersection in Karrada district in central Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and five others wounded, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The airstrikes in western Iraq and Baghdad car bombing came as the Iraqi security forces, backed by anti-IS international coalition, are carrying out a major offensive to drive out IS militants from their major stronghold in the western side of Mosul in northern Iraq.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

Next Story