International coalition aircraft targeted "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) positions across Ninawa province, killing at least 12 of the group's fighters, Ninawa Operations Command said Monday (September 19th).
"Coalition fighter jets late on Sunday launched an airstrike targeting ISIL headquarters in Talul al-Baj village in al-Sharqat, 60 kilometres south of Mosul," the command said in a statement.
"Twelve ISIL elements were killed and the headquarters was destroyed in full in the airstrike," the statement said.
Additionally, coalition airstrikes destroyed seven ISIL rocket launchers in al-Hod village in southern Ninawa, fully destroying them, the Military Intelligence Directorate in Baghdad said in a statement.
"The airstrikes also targeted gunmen deployed near the rocket launchers, who were targeting the Iraqi forces in nearby villages," the statement said.