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Makhmour: Coalition Aircrafts Conduct 18 Strikes on IS Hideouts

US-led Coalition aircrafts on Monday night carried out at least 18 airstrikes on hideouts belonging to the Islamic State (IS) in Makhmour, a statement said.

The air raids were conducted in Qarachukh mountain of the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, where at least 39 IS hideouts were destroyed, Iraq’s Security Media Cell confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

The airstrikes were carried out in cooperations with the Joint Operations Command, the statement noted.

According to the statement, a number of Islamic State jihadists were also killed in the air raid, but the accurate number of casualties was not mentioned.

This comes two days after Coalition Spokesperson Wayne Marotto wrote on Twitter that a total of 133 airstrikes had been conducted in the same region in less than two weeks.

He further explained that 61 IS hideouts, as well as 24 caves, had been destroyed.

Although the Islamic State was announced as “fully defeated” in Iraq in late 2017, the insurgent group has so far continued to pose a great threat to the security forces and civilians in the country.