seven islamic country (is) militants were killed wednesday in airstrikes concentrated on their positions at a rugged place in iraq's primary province of salahudin, a provincial police source stated.
the iraqi plane accomplished airstrikes on is hotbed of mteibijah, a rugged place in the eastern part of the province, killing seven is militants and destroying in their hideouts, tunnels and motorcycles, mohammed al-bazi, from salahudin provincial media workplace, advised xinhua.
the iraqi safety forces again and again tried to retake control of mteibijah, but the tremendous rugged land and mountains have made it hard for them to dislodge the extremist militants from the region.
masses of is militants earlier fled their former bases in the key towns of salahudin, along with the provincial capital tikrit, a few 170 km north of baghdad, after the iraqi forces cleared those regions in the course of essential anti-is offensives.
late in 2017, iraqi high minister haider al-abadi, additionally the commander-in-leader of iraqi forces, officially declared complete liberation of iraq from is militants after iraqi forces recaptured all the regions as soon as seized by the extremist group.
however, some is remnants have on the grounds that melted in urban areas or fled to deserts and rugged areas within the usa, wearing out assaults sometimes in opposition to safety forces and civilians.