41 IS militants killed in airstrikes, clashes with security forces in Iraq

March 30, 2016 14:17

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Dushanbe, 30.03.2016. (NIAT “Khovar”). – A total of 41 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Tuesday in clashes with security forces and air strikes by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft in Iraq, while 14 civilian were killed in suicide bombing and gunfire attack in the day, Xinhua reports quoting security sources.

Iraqi security forces killed five IS suicide bombers who attacked the army positions at the village of Khirbirdan in south of the IS-held city of Mosul, some 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Iraqi defense ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 12 IS militants also tried to approach he same army positions in Khirbirdan village, but were all killed by international warplanes before reaching their target, according to the statement.

March 30, 2016 14:17

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