U.S.-led Coalition strike destroys five ISIS hideouts in Saladin: Iraqi military

File – A Coalition warplane during a mission to strike ISIS sites.

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — U.S.-led Coalition forces destroyed five Islamic State (ISIS) hideouts in Saladin province, the Iraqi military said on Saturday.

Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement that the Coalition aircraft carried out an air strike against Islamic State in Makhoul Mountain range in Saladin, destroying five hideouts.

Last week, the Iraqi military said five ISIS militants were killed in Coalition air strikes in the foothill of Makhoul mountain range.

Six other ISIS militants were killed by the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces and the Coalition forces in Makhmour district on Nov. 30.

Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December 2017 but the militants have regrouped in the Hamrin mountain range which extends into the northern provinces – an area described by officials as a “triangle of death”.

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