5 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

Baghdad, Apr 8 (IANS): Five Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, the Iraqi military said.

Based on intelligence reports, Iraqi warplanes carried out two airstrikes on IS hideouts in the mountainous area of Narin near the Himreen mountain range of northern Diyala, destroying the hideouts and killing five IS militants, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement issued by the Security Media Cell, a media outlet affiliated with the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.

Despite repeated military operations against IS remnants, extremist militants are still hiding in deserts and the Himreen mountains in the provinces of Diyala, Salahuddin, and Kirkuk.

Since the defeat of the IS in 2017, the remnants of the extremist group have melted into urban centers, deserts, and mountainous areas, carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians.



Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: 5 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.