US-led coalition warplans conducted seven air strikes within two hours against ISIS in Shingal, killing at least 30 jihadis during a operation late Sunday, a Peshmerga source told Rudaw.
“The warplanes attacked Daesh (ISIS) gunmen and their bases seven times from 9 pm to 11 pm on Sunday night,” a Peshmerga source told Rudaw on condition of anonymity.
“The positions were carefully and completely targeted,” he said, adding that the mission was a success.
At least seven armored ISIS vehicles were destroyed in Sunday’s airstrikes.
ISIS bases in the disputed Shingal area have been frequently bombarded by coalition airstrikes. But this was the first time that so many raids were carried out in such a short time.
In recent months, Shingal has been struggling to recover from a devastating ISIS attack from last year that unleashed a spree of killings, rapes and kidnappings against the area’s predominantly Kurdish Yezidi population.