Iraqi Forces Kill 60 IS Militants near Hamrin Mountain: Official
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Iraqi Forces Kill 60 IS Militants near Hamrin Mountain: Official

ERBIL - Iraqi forces have killed at least 60 Islamic State (IS) militants during an operation near Hamrin mountains, a spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.

Yehia Rasool, a spokesperson for Iraq's commander-in-chief, said in a statement on Twitter that during an ongoing operation, which begun last month, 120 IS hideouts have been destroyed.

Other than destroying the hideouts, the airstrikes also left 25 jihadists killed.

Rasool noted that air raids on March 25 killed 60 IS militants.

The Islamic State still poses a serious threat to the security forces and civilians in some parts of Iraq.