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Airstrike Kills Seven ISIS Terrorists South of Kirkuk, Iraq

Airstrike Kills Seven ISIS Terrorists South of Kirkuk, Iraq

Tuesday, 9 April, 2019 - 12:00
Iraqi army soldiers fire a mortar during clashes with Islamic State militants in the Karma district of Anbar province March 22, 2015. REUTERS /Stringer
Baghdad – Asharq Al-Awsat

Iraqi police announced on Monday that seven ISIS terrorists were killed in an airstrike staged by the US-led international coalition south of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad.

International coalition drones targeted the Al-Shay region in the south Kirkuk district of Daquq, an assault that resulted in the death of seven ISIS terrorists, Iraqi police sources told THE German news agency DPA.

Sources clarified that the ISIS elements killed have carried out numerous terror attacks against civilians and local security officers. They were tracked back to their hideout and then attacked by a drone, sources added.

On par, Iraqi security men neutralized another two ISIS terrorists west of Anbar province.

“A unit from the 7th Anbar Emergency Regiment have killed two suicide attackers before they managed arriving to their target,” a security spokesman told the press on Tuesday.

The two assailants, according to the spokesman, were targeting a security checkpoint situated in the valley of Ghaida near the village of Saqra, some 30 km west of Anbar’s western city of Haditha.

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