Several Islamic State (Isis) terrorists from China were reportedly killed in a US-led coalition airstrike in Iraq, said local reports.
According to Iraqinews.com, the Isis terrorists killed in the airstrike were Chinese nationals and belong to the same family. The report, citing Naim al-Gaood, the leader of the Albu Nimir tribe in the Anbar province, said a Chinese family part of Isis was killed after their house was targeted in an airstrike on Heet City, west of the province.
The local said the bombing was carried out on the house belonging to the Isis Chinese nationals based on intelligence inputs.
China had revealed in December 2014 it believed at least 300 of its nationals from the conflict-riddled region of Xinjiang had travelled to Syria and Iraq to join Isis.
In June 2015, Isis had released a propaganda video featuring an 80-year-old man from China who in the clip promised to fellow Uyghur Muslims he would raise the flag of Isis in the Communist country.
The 80-year-old Chinese national, who had made the journey along with his family, had said he was inspired to join Isis after watching the suicide bombing mission of his son.