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Airstrike kills 17 ISIS gangs including 3 leaders in Kirkuk

17 March
10:44 2015

KIRKUK (DİHA) - On Monday, a security source in Kirkuk province announced, that 17 elements of the ISIS group, including 3 top leaders, have been killed in an air strike by the international coalition in southern Kirkuk.

The source stated, “This morning, warplanes of the international coalition have carried out an air strike against an ISIS rank that was on its way to aid the ISIS group’s militants who were clashing with the paramilitary Peshmerga forces in the villages of Saad, al-Wehda and Khaled in the district of Daquq, located 35 km south of Kirkuk,” pointing out that, “The air strike resulted in killing 17 ISIS elements including 3 leaders who hold an Arabic citizenship.”

“The ISIS rank consisted of nine vehicles and carried loads of weaponry and equipment.” The source, who requested anonymity, added, “Seizing the three villages in Daquq is of strategic importance because the villages are only 250 meters away from the International Road which links between Kirkuk and Baghdad provinces.”