SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Iraqi Security Media Cell on Wednesday announced that at least three Islamic State terrorists were killed in the disputed Tuz Khurmatu district following an airstrike.
Three Iraqi F-16S had struck ISIS targets in the district, killing three terrorists, it said in a statement.
The air strike had been carried out following direct order from Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani, and supervised by the head of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service, it added.
ISIS seized control of swathes of Iraqi territory in 2014. While the group has been declared territorially defeated in 2017, it still poses a serious security threat to the country which is capable of carrying out hit-and-run attacks and abductions of locals.
The militants are most active in areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad.