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 18 Islamic State Militants Killed In Iraq



Baghdad: A total of 18 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in operations by Iraqi security forces and airstrikes by international US-led coalition aircraft, the Iraqi military said. In Iraq’s western province of Anbar, four IS militants were killed and their vehicle destroyed when paramilitary tribal fighters raided their hideout in Akashat area in the desert near the border with Syria, the media office of the Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement on Wednesday, Xinhua reported. Also in the province, the international aircraft carried out an airstrike on IS hideout in south of Sneislah Lake in east of the borderline with Syria, killing four of the extremist militants, the statement added. (IANS)

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