Last Update 13:58
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Iraq TV: Airstrike kills 60 militants in north

AP, Wednesday 6 Aug 2014
Share/Bookmark
Views: 485
Share/Bookmark
Views: 485

Iraq's state TV says a government airstrike in the militant-held northern city of Mosul killed 60 fighters from the extremists Islamic State group.

The TV says the strike at dawn on Wednesday targeted a prison in downtown Mosul used by the Islamic State as a religious court and detention facility.

The report says 60 militants were killed and about 300 people who were in the militants' custody were set free. It cited intelligence officials but provided no further information.

A Mosul resident says families of the prisoners rushed to the site to help their kin. He spoke on condition of anonymity fearing for his safety.

Iraq is facing its worst crisis since the 2011 U.S. military pullout. Islamic militants have seized much of the country's north and west.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.