Five ISIL leaders were killed as Iraqi fighter jets bombarded one of the group’s locations in Northeast of Diyala, a military source said.
“A fighter jet targeted on Sunday evening an ISIL location in Basateen al-Makheisa region, northeast of Diyala,” Lt.Ghassan al-Ebeidi, of the Iraqi army said in press remarks, Iraqi News reported.
“The shelling left five ISIL leaders killed,” he added.
Last week, five militants were killed in an airstrike launched by Iraqi jets in Wadi Thilab, located in Neft Khana basin, Northeast of Diyala.
Attacks launched by ISIL militants against security troops, the pro-government forces and civilians surged over the past few weeks in Northeast of Diyala, which urge the Iraqi forces to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.
ISIL holds pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, posing threats to the liberated regions.
Government and military commanders are expected to wage operations at other ISIL havens across the country, including Diyala.