Three IS militants killed in airstrike in western Iraq

Published: June 05, 2019 19:27:49 | Updated: June 06, 2019 16:05:10

Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Wednesday in an airstrike by the US-led coalition aircraft in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, the Iraqi military said, according to Xinhua.

Acting on intelligence reports from al-Jazira Operations Command, the US-led coalition aircraft carried out an airstrike on IS positions south of Akkas gas field in the western province, the media office of the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

The airstrike resulted in the killing of three IS militants, the destruction of three motorcycles and a hideout of the extremist militants, the statement added.

The IS militants are still active in the vast Anbar desert which stretches to the border with neighboring countries of Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, as many civilians have been kidnapped or killed by the extremist group recently.

The security situation in Iraq was dramatically improved after Iraqi security forces fully defeated the extremist IS militants across the country late in 2017.

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