Friday, February 24, 2017

Iraq Carries Out Airstrikes For The First Time Against Islamic State Targets In Syria

Washington Post: Iraqi jets strike Islamic State in Syria for first time as troops advance in Mosul

IRBIL — Iraqi warplanes have conducted airstrikes on Islamic State targets inside neighboring Syria for the first time, Iraq’s prime minister said Friday, vowing to chase down the militants “everywhere” as Iraqi forces opened new fronts in the city of Mosul.

The strikes in Bukamal inside Syria — and Hussaiba on the Iraqi side of the border — were carried out by U.S.-supplied F-16 fighter jets in response to bombing attacks in the capital Baghdad, said Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

It comes as Iraqi forces reach the final stages of their operation seeking to oust the militants from the northern city of Mosul, the largest remaining stronghold of the group in Iraq. Police forces finished clearing the city’s airport southwest of Mosul on Friday before storming a neighborhood on the western side of the city.

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Iraq Air Force Bombs ISIS in Syria for First Time -- NBC
Iraq conducts first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria -- CNN
Iraqi jets hit targets across the border in Syria for first time -- DW
Iraq's PM orders airstrikes on IS positions in Syria -- TASS
Iraq carries out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria – PM statement -- RT
Iraq air force hits Islamic State in Syria as war spills across border -- Middle East Eye

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's just a free-for-all gang-bang. That's what happens when you end up with a weak nation, folks - Everybody else grows hair on his balls.