April 22, 2018 / 1:52 PM / in 5 months

Iraq's April 19 air strike in Syria killed 36 IS militants: spokesman

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi air strike in Syria on April 19 has killed 36 Islamic State militants, including some of the group’s leaders in Syria, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

Iraqi warplanes had attacked an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, a rare air assault across the border.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Maher Chmaytelli

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