U.S. Central Command has announced that in support of the Iraqi forces, more than 50 Islamic State including several high ranking commanders in Iraq. The operations happened in Salahuddin province killed five ISIS leaders and more than 30 other militants and another in Makhmour Mountains killed around 20 ISIS fighters.
According to the statement, the ISIS leaders killed have been directly linked to recent attacks across northern and western Iraq as the allied troops zero in on the last pockets in the Euphrates river valley.
Iraq declared victory over ISIS last year, but the group has continued to carry out scattered attacks, particularly in the north. The extremists have lost virtually all the territory they once ruled in Syria and Iraq, but still control small, remote pockets in eastern Syria along the border.