7 IS Militants Together with 2 Leaders Killed in Southwest of Kirkuk

Kirkuk The International Coalition in opposition to the Islamic State Air Pressure killed seven militants together with two leaders in southwest of Kirkuk province.

Relying on a supply from the Peshmerga forces, Anadolu Company reported fighter jet belonging to the coalition carried out a exact strike in opposition to aplace of the IS militants in Rashad city, southwest of Kirkuk.

The air raid which focused the IS militants in Rashad city close to the group’sheld city of Hawija was undertaken based mostly on Peshmerga navy intelligence, the supply mentioned.

Hawija is a strategic city which has fallen into the fingers of IS since mid-2014.

Iraqi authorities postponed an operation to liberate the city final 12 months, as an alternativethey moved onto central Mosul.

Kurdish authorities in Kirkuk have repeatedly warned that Kirkuk might not be fully secured as lengthy as IS guidelines the close by city of Hawija.

The Iraqi authorities is anticipated to launch an offensive to retake IS-occupied areas in Kirkuk as soon as it is finished with eradicating IS from Mosul, the group’s largest bastion in Iraq the place U.S.-backed authorities troops and allied militias have entered a sixth month of operations searching for to recapture the metropolis.

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