https://diyaruna.com/en_GB/articles/cnmi_di/newsbriefs/2017/04/05/newsbrief-01

13 ISIL gunmen killed in Mosul

International coalition fighter jets on Wednesday (April 5th) shelled several "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) positions in western Mosul, killing 13 ISIL gunmen, a senior Iraqi military official said.

"In co-ordination with the Iraqi side, coalition warplanes launched direct airstrikes on Tamuz, al-Refai and al-Najjar areas," Ninawa Operations Commander Lt. Gen. Abdul Ameer Rashid Yarallah told Diyaruna.

The airstrikes killed at least 13 ISIL gunmen, he said, including foreign fighters.

Also on Wednesday, the Iraqi air force "dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets... containing procedures and recommendations for citizens" in west Mosul and other ISIL-held areas, said Iraq's Joint Operations Command.

These included "remaining inside houses and staying away from known (ISIL) sites such as headquarters, checkpoints, artillery positions and barracks, because they will be targets for our aircraft", the command said in a statement.

"Aerial bombing will target (ISIL) gangs and not civilians," it said.

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