- At least six militants of the IS group were killed in Iraq
- Iraqi warplanes carried out an airstrike on their hideout in western province of Anbar
- Iraq's security situation has been improving since the Iraqi forces defeated the IS in 2017
At least six militants of the Islamic State (IS) group were killed in Iraq's western province of Anbar after Iraqi warplanes carried out an airstrike on their hideout, the Iraqi military said on Monday.
In a statement, the spokesperson of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces, Yahia Rasoul said that the Iraqi warplanes conducted the airstrike after a reconnaissance plane of the international coalition spotted the hideout in a desert area in Anbar province.
As per the statement, the airstrike killed six IS militants, and then an Iraqi army force was sent to the scene, looking for more militants or weapons, possibly inside the destroyed hideout.
The IS militants, during the past months, have increased their attacks against the Iraqi security forces in the Sunni provinces, which once were seized by the militants.
Iraq's security situation has been improving since the Iraqi forces defeated the IS in 2017.
However, the Islamic State remnants have since meltedinto urban centres, deserts, and rugged areas, carrying out frequent querilla attacks against security forces and civilians.
(with ANI inputs)