Iraq forces kill 30 IS members in west Mosul

Iraqi warplanes have killed more than 30 Islamic State militants west of Mosul on Monday as operations target the remaining pockets in Nineveh province.

Iraq's Defense Ministry's War Media Cell said the strikes destroyed communication facilities and IED (improvised explosive device) workshops belonging to the group.

In another development, the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said IS is holding 20,000 civilians in the eastern part of Shirqat town, which has been under the militant group's control since 2014. The civilians are being held amid hiking commodity prices.

Source: VOV5