"Iraqi F-16 jets carried out a successful air strike that targeted a meeting of Daesh leaders … in the Hajin area within Syrian territory. The operation resulted in the complete destruction of the targets, and the killing of around 45 terrorists," a Iraqi military statement reads.
According to the army, those killed in the attack included a Daesh* "deputy war minister," one of its "media emirs," Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's personal courier and Daesh's chief of police.
The Iraqi military has been attacking Daesh-controlled border areas in Syria as the country's intelligence regularly reports about security threats.
Last month, the Iraqi prime minister vowed that the country would "take all necessary measures if they threaten the security of Iraq," referring to the militants.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State) — a terror group banned in Russia.