US-led coalition warplanes. AP photo.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – US-led coalition forces launched air raids on military bases of the Islamic State group (ISIS) inside Shingal and Baaj, killing at least 10 militants, Rudaw correspondent Hevidar Ahmed reported on Tuesday.
“The US coalition airstrikes conducted five intensified attacks on ISIS strongholds in Shingal,” he said.
“US warplanes carried out airstrikes on ISIS camps in Baaj. The attack resulted in the death of 10 members of the Islamic State organization,” Ahmed added.
About a month ago, Kurdish forces reportedly repulsed an ISIS assault in Shingal.
ISIS forces overran the Shingal district on August 3, 2014, forcing thousands of Yezidi Kurds to flee to the mountains. Hundreds of Yezidis were killed and thousands more taken into captivity, mostly women and young girls.
ISIS bases in the disputed Shingal have been frequently bombarded by coalition airstrikes in the last few months.
Shingal is a town in the Shingal district of Mosul province, near Mount Shingal. Its population in 2013 was estimated at 88,023. The town is mainly inhabited by Yezidis and other minorities.