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U.S.-led coalition warplanes kills 13 Islamic State militants in Mosul


U.S.-led coalition warplanes kills 13 Islamic State militants in Mosul

Thirteen Islamic State militants were killed in an airstrike by the U.S-led international coalition warplanes on a terrorist hotbed in Nineveh province, a well-placed military official was quote as saying Monday.

Speaking to Rai Alyoum news website, Major Safwan al-Obeidi, a senior officer in the Nineveh Operations Command, said, “F-16 jet fighters of the U.S.-led international coalition carried out three air raids targeting an underground hotbed for Islamic State group in the desert of Mir Qasim village in Tal Afar, 63 km west of Mosul.”

“The airstrikes left 13 Islamic State militants dead and their hotbed destroyed,” Obeidi said, adding that the hideout was used by IS militants for hiding and was equipped with modern communication equipment.

He pointed out an armored vehicle was also destroyed in the aerial bombardment.