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Iraq Says Air Force Struck Dozens of ISIS Fighters in West

Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Thursday that Iraqi aircrafts have struck dozens of mostly foreign fighters from the Islamic State group (ISIS / IS /ISIL / Daesh ) near the border with Syria the previous day.

The JOC issued a statement confirming that the Iraqi air force had carried out two strikes in the terrorist-held Al-Qaim area on Wednesday, saying they targeted hideouts used by IS ( ISIS / ISIL / Daesh ) members; AFP reported.

It said the first one was conducted at 0900 GMT and struck a two-storey building housing 25 mostly foreign would-be suicide bombers, led by a fighter it named as Abu Maysar al-Kawkazi (from the Caucasus).

It said another strike was carried out during a second mission at 0955 GMT, hitting a building hosting 30 to 40 IS fighters, also mostly foreigners.

Source: Al Alam

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