Published On: Tue, May 9th, 2017

Iraqi jets pound IS targets, kill 100 terrorists

Baghdad: Over 100 Islamic State terrorists were killed on Tuesday during 15 airstrikes by Iraqi jets against IS posts in Iraq’s western Anbar province, the Iraqi military said.

jet fighters carried out 11 Jairstrikes against IS terrorist hideouts

According to intelligence reports, jet fighters carried out 11 airstrikes against IS terrorist hideouts in the IS-held town of Aana, killing 47 IS militants, Iraq’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement.

The warplanes also carried out four further airstrikes against the IS posts in the IS-held town of al-Qaim, killing 53 IS terrorists, according to the statement.

The airstrikes targeted the IS terrorists and destroyed general as well as car bomb-manufacturing sites, as well as suicide bombers’ safe houses, elaborated the statement.

In late April, the JOC said that Iraqi F-16s and Sukhoi warplanes attacked IS hideouts within and nearby the town of al-Qaim, killing 46 IS terrorists.

Iraq’s security forces’ attacks which are backed by the anti-IS international coalition come as a major offensive is underway to drive out IS terrorists from their main stronghold in Mosul’s western area in northern Iraq

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