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Iraq strikes Islamic State hideouts

The US military said in a recent report that IS’ capabilities are “degraded” in Iraq and Syria.
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Iraqi forces announced a strike against the Islamic State Wednesday in another sign of the group’s growing weakness.

The Iraqi National Intelligence Service said early Wednesday morning local time that Iraqi air force pilots flying F-16s struck caves being used by IS members in the Qaraj mountains, near Tuz Khurmatu in eastern Iraq. The strikes destroyed IS hideouts in the caves and killed an unspecified number of the group’s members, according to a Facebook post from Iraq’s Security Media Cell.

The group posted a video of the operation on Twitter.

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