Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants

By: | Published: April 26, 2018 10:21 AM

A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria.

Iraq, syrian crisis, syrian strike, IS militants, Yahya Rasool, Islamic State militants, airstrikes in syriaIn a statement issued on Sunday, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool says that the airstrikes hit a location where IS militants were meeting, among other targets.

A spokesman for Iraq’s military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday’s airstrikes by Iraq’s air force in Syria. In a statement issued on Sunday, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool says that the airstrikes hit a location where IS militants were meeting, among other targets. Rasool added that six IS leaders were among the dead.

Hours after launching the airstrikes, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said Iraqi fighter jets had hit IS positions in an area along the border, saying they posed a threat to Iraq.

Syrian and Iraqi forces have driven IS from nearly all the territory it once held, but the extremists have maintained a presence in the remote desert areas along the border. Iraq has previously carried out airstrikes against the group in Syria.

 

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