5 Islamic State militants killed in north Iraq airstrike

Iraqi forces have carried out an airstrike on a cave being used as a hideout by the Islamic State (IS), in the Hatra desert in the southern part of the province. The strike hit at dawn, killing five militants inside, according to a statement by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.

An anonymous army source said that a security force was dispatched there to search the area.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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