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Iraq: Two US soldiers killed during mission targeting Daesh

Two soldiers of the US army were killed, Monday, while participating in a mission with Iraqi forces targeting members of the terrorist organization Daesh.

The US Central Command said, in a statement posted on its website, that “two members of the US military have been killed by enemy forces while advising and accompanying Iraqi security forces.”

The statement added that the operation was aimed at “eliminating ISIS’s (Daesh) stronghold in a mountainous region, in north-central Iraq.”

Earlier Monday, the Iraqi army announced that 25 Daesh fighters were killed in the northern of Nineveh, during an airdrop of Iraqi forces, with the support of the international coalition led by the US.

The army’s security media cell indicated in a statement that the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism division (elite troops) has carried out an airdrop in the Qara-Chokh Mountain near the town of Makhmur, Nineveh Governorate, to pursue Daesh elements.