Five Daesh militants were killed Tuesday, in an air strike in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, a provincial security source, said.

Acting on intelligence tips, the Iraqi aircraft bombarded Daesh hideouts, near the lake of Himreen, some 75 km north-east of the provincial capital Baquba, destroying three hideouts and a vehicle, killing five militants, Ali al-Timimi, from the Baquba police, said.

Despite repeated military operations in the Diyala province, remnants of Daesh militants are still hiding in some rugged areas, near the border with Iran, and in the sprawling areas, extending from the western part of the province, to the Himreen mountainous area, in the north of Baquba, some 65 km north-east of the capital, Bagdad.

The militants are still capable of carrying out attacks against civilians and the security forces, despite the military operations, from time to time, to hunt them down, Iraqi security sources, said.

Source: NAM News Network