SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Eight Islamic State terrorists were killed in an airstrike on Thursday in Nineveh province, Iraq’s security media cell said.
In a statement the Iraqi security media cell said, late on Thursday night the Iraqi air forces conducted an airstrike, targeting the hideouts caves inside one of the mountains located in Mosul’s city vicinity.
“The F-16 warplanes were struck Idaho Mountain in Mosul,” it said.
“Following the bombing, one of the divisions of western Nineveh joint operations arrived at the bombed site,” it said.
“The division found out eight Islamic State terrorists were killed” it added.
In 2017 Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State, however, it did not mark the ending. Some of the militants were used to regroup in what is so known as the disputed areas between the Kurdistan Region government as well as Iraq.
The area created a security vacuum, and terrorists utilized it to operate in, and pursue their own harmful actions to destabilize the country’s security.