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Iraq says airstrike has killed 20 IS militants outside Mosul

AP  |  Baghdad 

An Iraqi says an airstrike has killed 20 Islamic State militants outside the northern city of

In a statement issued on Monday, says the slain militants were hiding inside a tunnel in Badoush area northwest of

Rasool says the strike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition. He didn't give a date for the strike.

In the early days of IS' onslaught in June 2014 in northern Iraq, the militants killed some 600 male Shiite inmates from

Over the past three years, IS has gradually been driven out of nearly all the territory it once held in and But the group still maintains a presence in the and remote areas along the Syria-border.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 20:20 IST