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DUHOK – US-led coalition on Thursday launched a new wave of airstrikes on ISIS positions in northern Iraq and bombed a main command centre for the group in Nineveh province.
Local activists reported that a command centre for the Islamic State (ISIS) in western Mosul of Nineveh province was hit by an airstrike conducted by the western coalition’s air forces.
“The targeted headquarters included a major weapons’ store and a security centre for the Islamic State. The facility turned into rubble after the airstrike, which led to the destruction of a large deal of ammunitions and weapons,” head of Nineveh media centre Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News.
Scores of ISIS security members were reportedly inside the facility when the coalition bombed the area.
“The number of militants killed in the strike was not immediately clear, but there were a number of explosives’ experts and security guards inside the building. They were all killed,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla said, speaking to ARA News from Mosul.
Al-Malla cited ISIS officials saying that the strike was “a heavy blow to the Caliphate forces”, as they lost a large deal of their weapons arsenal in the operation.
Reporting by: Chalak Haji
Source: ARA News