Iraqi forces destroy ISIS explosives facility in Saladin

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Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS). File photo

ARA News

DUHOK The Iraqi Air Force bombed an ISIS explosives facility in the Saladin Governorate on Friday, officials said. 

Iraqi warplanes have launched several airstrikes on the Islamic State’s (ISIS) headquarters in the Hawija District, in Saladin Governorate. 

“ISIS headquarters in Hawija were hit by four airstrikes on Friday evening. A key bomb-making facility was destroyed, and dozens of ISIS militants were killed,” Iraqi army official Khalid Haddad told ARA News.

“The strikes were carried out by the Iraqi Air Force after receiving information from reliable sources on the location of the facility and other ISIS headquarters inside Hawija district,” the official reported.

Iraqi forces have been coordinating their anti-ISIS operations with the US-led coalition. 

“A high level of coordination and cooperation with the coalition forces has enabled the Iraqi army to direct painful blows to ISIS in the past few weeks,” media activist Haidar al-Khalidi told ARA News in Saladin. 

“Explosives-making facilities, where bombs are being made, are considered a main source of power for ISIS. So, the destruction of the Hawija explosives facility could have serious consequences for the terrorist group and undermine its ability to continue its operations in Saladin province,” al-Khalidi said. 

Reporting by: Ali Issa

Source: ARA News

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