Iraqi Jets Strike IS in Syria After Assad’s Authorization
The Iraqi military says its fighter jets struck an Islamic State position inside Syria, a day after the Syrian government authorized its neighbor to target the militants at will.
Iraq’s Joint Operations Command says F-16s struck a two-story house Monday in Souseh, close to the border, that was being used as a meeting place for IS leaders.
The Associated Press could not verify the number of casualties.
Iraq has regularly coordinated with the U.S.-led coalition to strike IS positions inside Syria by air and artillery. On Sunday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad formally invited Iraq to do so, reflecting the changing battlefield in Syria as the U.S. prepares to withdraw its forces.
Source: Voice of Americahttps://syrianewsgazette.com/iraqi-jets-strike-is-in-syria-after-assads-authorization/General