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Coalition aircraft target ISIL in Anbar, Kirkuk

Coalition aircraft, in co-ordination with Iraqi forces, killed dozens of "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) fighters in Anbar and Kirkuk provinces, Iraqi officials said Friday (July 15th).

“Coalition fighter jets on Thursday evening launched airstrikes targeting ISIL gatherings in Heet, al-Dulab and north of Haditha Dam Lake, western Anbar, killing 29 ISIL elements and destroying five of their vehicles,” Iraqi Ministry of Defense spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasul told Al-Shorfa.

“Coalition fighter jets on Friday launched an airstrike targeting an ISIL headquarters in al-Khabbaz village, al-Riyadh, 30 kilometres west of Kirkuk, killing five ISIL elements and wounding nine others,” Brig. Gen. Mohammed Hammah Amin of Kirkuk police command told Al-Shorfa.

“The ISIL headquarters, which contained a workshop for rigging vehicles with explosives and making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), was destroyed in the airstrike,” Amin said.

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