Eight ISIS militants killed in air strike on hideout in Nineveh: defense ministry


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SULAIMANI — Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday (May 11) eight Islamic State (ISIS) members were killed in air bombardments targeting a hideout used by the group in Nineveh governorate.

"Iraqi F-16s in cooperation with the Counter Terrorism Service carried out destructive air strikes on an ISIS cave and killed eight terrorists inside Mosul,” the ministry said in a Facebook statement.

The ministry also announced on Wednesday three "terrorists” were killed in a large-scale operation in the mountainous countryside south of Mosul where a tunnel occupied by militants was discovered.

A number of explosives were found in the hideout, which were handled by a squad of engineers, according to a statement from the ministry.

(NRT Digital Media)