Anbar, IRAQ — Six Islamic State members were killed in an airstrike that targeted a haven for the militant group, west of Anbar province, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.
“Army jets targeted an Islamic State haven in Wadi al-Mahrouk region, north of Rawa city, west of Ramadi. Six militants were killed,” the source told Almaalomah website.
The shelling, according to the source, “destroyed a rest house and several vehicles.” He also added that the “airstrikes against the group’s havens across the western region will not stop.”
Iraq and the United States had previously announced launching airstrikes against ISIS locations in Syria. This came after Abadi said security troops will follow ISIS militants in the whole region, not only in Iraq, Iraqi News reported.
In April, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi denied intentions to intervene within Syrian affairs, saying airstrikes against Islamic State will continue.
In April, the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad has sentenced five female militants, two of whom are Azeri and three others are from Kyrgyzstan, to death over involvement with Islamic State. Life sentences were issued against five female convicts, two of whom are Russian, an Azeri one and a French one.
Moreover, the Iraqi Justice Ministry has announced carrying out death sentences against 13 convicts, most of whom are involved in terrorism. Six Turkish females were sentenced to death over affiliation to Islamic State.
The Baghdad Court sentenced, in March, 13 Turkish women to death over the same charge. The same court sentenced number of women to life and death over belonging to Islamic State. Some of them were Azeri, Turkish and Iraqi.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militant group, previously in December, however, observers warn that the group still poses a security threat with sleeper cells.
The Iraqi-Syrian borders are under the control of joint troops of military and border guards.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.