Baghdad, March 5: Eight Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in an international coalition airstrike in Iraq, officials said. In coordination with Iraq's joint operations command, US-led coalition fighter jets pounded an IS hideout in the desert of Kubeisa in Anbar province, Iraq's Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, a total of eight IS militants were killed in the airstrike and their hideout was destroyed, along with destroying explosive belts and homemade bombs, Xinhua news agency reported. US Airstrikes in Iraq: 25 ISIS Terrorists Killed in US-led Coalition's Strike.
The US-led international coalition was formed to support the Iraqi forces in its war against the extremist militant group after the latter took control of large swathes of territories in northern and western Iraq in June 2014.