U.S.-led Coalition strikes kill two ISIS militants in Kirkuk

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

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — U.S.-led Coalition forces conducted airstrikes in Kirkuk province on Saturday, killing at least two Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement that the U.S.-led Coalition forces carried out the strikes in Wadi al-Shay at the request of Iraq’s Joint Operations Command.

The strikes killed two ISIS militants and destroyed seven cases used by the militant group as shelter, the Iraqi military added.

Coalition Spokesman Col. Wayne Marroto confirmed the airstrikes, saying the U.S.-led Coalition forces would continue to support the Iraqi forces with precision fires, intel and combat advice.

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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