families fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Tal Afar
Iraqi Shiite Turkmen families, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, arrive at Kanaan, Diyala province July 24, 2014. Picture taken July 24, 2014. Reuters/Stringer

At least 29 bodies of suspected militants of the Islamic State group were received by a northern Iraqi hospital, the head of Tal Afar hospital said Tuesday, according to CNN. Tal Afar is located about 30 miles west of Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul.

Danial Qassim reportedly said that most of the militants were killed overnight on Monday in U.S.-led airstrikes launched to fight the group, formerly known as ISIS. According to reports, a source from the Tal Afar hospital said that the administration had declared a state of maximum alert on Monday and all employees were asked to be on duty as a large number of dead bodies and injured people were being received by the hospital in the last three days.

Meanwhile, the Syrian border town of Kobane was rocked by large explosions on Tuesday though the cause of the explosions remained unclear. According to CNN, one local fighter reported seeing four airstrikes on Tuesday. "Finally, they are hitting the right places," the local fighter said, according to CNN.