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US airstrike kills 20 ISIS terrorists near Mosul, Iraqi general says

An air strike is called in on a suspected insurgent hideout at the edge of Fallujah, Iraq by U.S. Marines assigned K Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, during the opening hours of Operation Phantom Fury in 2004. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James J. Vooris)
July 11, 2018

A recent airstrike carried out by the U.S.-led coalition has killed 20 ISIS militants outside the northern city of Mosul, in Iraq, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.

A statement was released on Monday from Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool that confirmed the 20 slain ISIS militants were hiding inside a tunnel in the Badoush area northwest of Mosul.

It was also confirmed that the strike was led by the U.S. coalition, but a date for the airstrike was not confirmed, Military Times reported.

In 2014, in northern Iraq, ISIS militants killed approximately 600 male Shiite inmates from the Baduosh prison.

Since then, ISIS has increasingly been expelled of nearly all the territory it once held in Syria and Iraq.

Pockets of ISIS terrorists still remain in the Syrian Desert and remote areas along the Syria-Iraq border.