Over 30 ISIS jihadis killed in U.S. strikes near Mosul

ISIS convoy heading to Mosul. File photo

ARA News

ERBIL – U.S. fighter jets launched on Sunday fresh airstrikes on headquarters of the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province.

The strikes hit an ISIS convoy and a weapons storage center in the eastern suburb of Mosul city.

“More than 30 ISIS jihadis were killed in Sunday’s strikes,” spokesman of the Nineveh media center Raafat Zarari told ARA News, adding that most of the ISIS members killed in the airstrikes were Syrian nationals.

“The U.S. strikes were conducted after several vehicles carrying weapons from Syria’s Raqqa arrived to the group’s weapons storage center in eastern Mosul,” the informed source reported.

Zarari confirmed that some 40 vehicles crossed the Syrian border into Iraq and entered the ISIS territory there, as the group continues its preparations for possible confrontations with the Kurdish Peshmerga army and allied Iraqi troops –who have recently launched a battle for regaining Mosul.

Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News


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