RAMADI, Iraq, - At least 12 militants, affiliated with the extremist Daesh group, and nine civilians, were killed on Wednesday, in air strikes in a Daesh-held town, near Iraq's western border with Syria, security and medical sources said.
An air strike, believed to be conducted by the U.S.-led coalition aircraft, bombed two Daesh positions in the town of al-Qaim, in Iraq's western province of Anbar, destroying the positions and leaving 12 militants killed, and five others wounded, a source from Anbar's provincial Operations Command said, on condition of anonymity.
Another air strike occurred at night and struck a residential building in the centre of the town, killing nine people and wounding 20 others, a medical source from the provincial health department, said.
The attacks come, as the Iraqi security forces, backed by anti-Daesh international coalition, are carrying out a major offensive, to drive out the Daesh militants, from its last major stronghold in and around Mosul.
Source: Nam News Network