The Iraqi air force conducted dozens of air strikes, against targets of the Daesh militants in western Iraq, leaving many of their posts destroyed and killing some 306 extremist militants, the Iraqi military said.
The jet fighters carried out 42 air strikes, based on intelligence reports, during the period from Sept 11 to 16, against Daesh headquarters and hideouts, in the areas of Akashat, Aana and al-Qaim, in Iraq’s Anbar province, while six of the total air strikes targeted Daesh posts in Mayadeen area in eastern Syria, the intelligence media office said in a statement.
In one area, the air strikes bombarded 29 Daesh targets in Akashat area, leaving some 120 militants killed, including four terrorist leaders, the statement said.
The jet fighters also hit six targets in Mayadeen area, leaving dozens of militants killed and destroying three booby-trapped vehicles, the statement said.
Earlier, the Iraqi security forces dislodged Daesh militants from the key cities of Anbar province, including Ramadi and the nearby Fallujah, but the areas near the border with neighbouring Syria, including Aana, Rawa and al-Qaim, as well as, the vast rural areas across the province, are still under the control of the extremist Daesh militants
Source: NAM News Network