Five killed in airstrike on Daesh militants in Iraq
23 Jan 2023 09 49
Soldiers found the bodies of two Daesh militants. Picture used for illustrative purposes only.
The death toll from Saturday's airstrike on Daesh militants in Iraq's Salahudin province rose to five, the Iraqi military said.
Soldiers found the bodies of two Daesh militants and body parts of three other militants in the Daesh hideout that was bombed on Saturday by Iraqi aircraft in a rocky area in eastern Salahudin, in addition to weapons and an ammunition cache, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a statement from the Joint Operations Command (JOC).
On Saturday, an earlier JOC statement said that Iraqi aircraft carried out an airstrike on two Daesh militants in their hideout near Tuz Khurmato and killed them all.
The security situation in Iraq has been improving since the defeat of the Daesh in 2017. However, the Daesh militants have since melted into urban centres, deserts, and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians.