The Iraqi Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday 16 senior militants of ISIS, including local leaders, were killed and another 11 injured during an air strike carried out in the western province of Anbar by Iraqi army.
“The al Soqour intelligence cell in the ministry managed to witness a meeting of Daesh [ISIS] commanders in al Qaem and coordinated with the air force to kill 16 terrorists and injure 11 others with a direct strike,” said Saad Maan, spokesman of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, in a statement.
He added that the casualties included commanders in charge of oil and security.
ISIS controls most of Anbar province although it has recently lost many areas of Diyala, Nineveh and Salahaddin provinces.
Iraqi forces have been struggling for more than a year to push back ISIS militants who control most of the Sunni Muslim Anbar province and swept through northern and central Iraq last June.
Iraqi army, backed by Iraqi Shia militia al Hashd al Shaabi had launched an operation on May 26 to retake the city.
Meanwhile, Syrian opposition affiliated Levant Front troops announced on Wednesday that they killed 12 ISIS militants in north of Aleppo.
Derna, home to the Islamic Youth Shura Council in Libya announced they will continue their fight against ISIS until no ISIS militants left to fight.