3 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

(Xinhua) 13:21, March 25, 2023

BAGHDAD, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a security source said on Saturday.

Iraqi warplanes on Friday carried out airstrikes on IS hideouts in the northern part of Diyala, destroying the hideouts and killing three IS militants, Major Alaa al-Saadi from Diyala police told Xinhua.

The security situation in Iraq has improved since the defeat of the IS in 2017. However, its remnants have since melted into urban centers, deserts and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians despite repeated military operations against them.

(Web editor: Cai Hairuo, Liu Ning)


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