Skip to main content

Iraq conducts airstrikes against ‘terrorists’ near Kirkuk

The Islamic State is still active in Iraq, despite losing its territory in 2017.
Iraq plane

Iraq announced new airstrikes against “terrorists” near the disputed northern city of Kirkuk on Wednesday. 

The Iraqi air force conducted “destructive strikes” targeting hideouts belonging to unspecified groups in Wadi Shay, southwest of Kirkuk. They used Russian-made Sukhoi Su-25 aircraft, military spokesman Yehia Rasool said in a tweet. Some US-made F-16 fighter jets carried out additional strikes targeting hideouts, which led to smoke and the sound of explosions in the area, according to Rasool. 

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.