By Arif Yusuf
Twenty-two Daesh terrorists were killed in and around Mosul Friday in airstrikes by the international coalition fighting the group, and in a car bomb attack, according to the Iraqi defense ministry.
Warplanes launched airstrikes southeast of Mosul’s Al-Hadar district, killing 12 militants and destroying an ammunition depot, the ministry said in a statement.
Separately, at least 10 Daesh members were killed when explosives in a car belonging to the terrorist group detonated in a village located between Makhmur and Qayyara towns southeast of Mosul.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi earlier this week said the strategic Qayyara had been recaptured from Daesh.
Security forces began a military campaign two months ago, aimed at recapturing Al-Shirqat district in Saladin province and Qayyara in Nineveh province, from the terrorist group.
Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since
According to the UN, more than 3.4 million people are now displaced in Iraq -- more than half of them children -- while more than 10 million are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.