IRAQ LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES ON DAESH POSITIONS INSIDE SYRIA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Iraqi Air Force, on Tuesday, carried out air strikes, on two positions of the extremist Daesh group, inside Syria, near the Iraqi border, the Iraqi military said.
The Iraqi F-16 jets bombarded a Daesh hideout, where 30 extremist militants were inside, for a meeting of the group’s leaders, in Susa area, in eastern Syria, a statement issued by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC), said.
Another air strike targeted a Daesh hideout, housing 14 suicide bombers, in the same area, the JOC said.
“According to the intelligence reports, the two targets were completely destroyed,” it said.
The air strikes were ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, who is also the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces, based on accurate intelligence reports, the statement added.
The air strikes are part of the continued preemptive air strikes against the militants inside Syria, launched by Iraqi fighter jets.
Late last year, former Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, officially declared full liberation of Iraq from the Daesh, after Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas once seized by the extremist group.
Source: NAM NEWS NTWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/iraq-launches-air-strikes-on-daesh-positions-inside-syria/General