Iraqi security forces airstrikes killed more than 300 militants in western Iraq, military

Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer
The Iraqi aircraft conducted dozens of airstrikes against targets of Islamic State (IS) militants in western Iraq, leaving many of their posts destroyed and killing some 306 extremist militants, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.

The jet fighters carried out 42 airstrikes based on intelligence reports during the period from Sept. 11 to 16, against IS headquarters and hideouts in the areas of Akashat, Aana, al-Qaim in Iraq’s Anbar province, while six of the total airstrikes targeted IS posts in Mayadeen area in eastern Syria, the intelligence media office said in a statement.