Iraqi warplanes have conducted airstrikes between Salahuddin and Diyala provinces, killing fifteen ISIS militants, a security source said.
“Army jets launched airstrikes on ISIS havens in al-Mayta and al-Boujumaa villages in Mutaibija,” the source said.
The shelling “left four rest houses and five vehicles destroyed. More than fifteen members were killed,” according to the source.
Iraqi jets also carried out similar airstrikes against ISIS convoy and a rest house in Mutaibija.
Key regions that connect Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk are still held by the militants. Iraqi forces try to prevent the militants from entering Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.
In another development, fighter jets shelled a store belonging to ISIS militants in western Anbar, killing ten militants, according to a security source.
“Warplanes bombarded an ISIS store in Qaim town, Anbar, leaving it completely destroyed with ten members killed,” the source told Alghad Press on Wednesday.
Anbar’s western towns of Anah, Qaim and Rawa are still under control of the terrorist group. ISIS captured the towns in 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a so-called Islamic Caliphate.
Iraqi army’s fighter jets regularly attack ISIS positions in the province.