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Airstrikes Destroy ISIS Mountain Training Camp, Cave Hideout in Iraq
Coalition: Airstrikes Destroy ISIS Mountain Training Camp, Cave Hideout in Iraq
Stars and Stripes | By Chad Garland
Coalition strikes took out three Islamic State camp sites in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Friday, while a jet "blasted" an ISIS cave in Nineveh province.
The "summer camp" in rural Kirkuk was located about 16 miles west of the city of Tuz Khurmatu in "densely vegetated austere terrain," the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement Saturday. Strike videos described them as ISIS mountain training areas.
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Despite losing control of its last territory in Iraq more than two years ago, ISIS continues to wage an insurgency while hiding out in the mountains, deserts and other rural areas of the country.