Iraq: 34 IS fighters killed in Anbar

March 31, 2016 07:41

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Dushanbe, 31.03.2016. (NIAT “Khovar”). – 34 Islamic State (IS) fighters were killed in air strikes and bomb attacks in Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Wednesday, a provincial security source said.

According to Xinhua news agency, three suicide bombers drove their explosive-laden vehicles into the positions of the security forces in Thirthar area north of the IS-held city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad. The troops destroyed the vehicles with guided anti-tank missiles and killed the three suicide bombers aboard.

Separately, 17 IS militants were killed in an air strike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes on near the town of Heet, some 160 km west of Baghdad, the source said.

Meanwhile, coalition warplanes bombarded a fuel station used by IS militants in the town of Heet, killing 14 IS militants and destroying three fuel truck tanks, the source added.

March 31, 2016 07:41

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