Iraq: US-led airstrikes kill dozens of Islamic State militants in Anbar
Dozens of Daesh (IS) militants were killed in a day of coalition airstrikes and clashes with security forces in Iraq’s Anbar province, according to security sources and battle damage reports.
A provincial security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Xinhua news agency airstrikes by the US-led coalition on Sunday destroyed a car bomb factory in Fallujah, killing an unknown number of the militants.
A Sunday report from the US Department of Defense confirms six airstrikes against two IS car bomb factories in Fallujah, as well as against weapons caches, a command and control facility and a staging area used by the militants.
Meanwhile, IraqiNews.com quoted an anonymous security source in the province as saying coalition warplanes, in coordination with Iraqi forces on the ground, conducted airstrikes in the Albu Aitha area in eastern Ramadi, killing 27 militants.