Thursday, June 30, 2016

US and Iraq Airstrikes Kill 250 Islamic State Fighters Fleeing Fallujah

Daily Mail: America strikes back: US airstrikes kill 250 ISIS fighters outside Fallujah less than 24 hours after attack on Istanbul's airport left 42 dead

* U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against ISIS
* They took place south of the city of Fallujah, which was recently liberated
* At least 250 suspected fighters were killed and 40 vehicles destroyed
* Strikes came the day after a suicide bombing at Ataturk Airport killed 42

A U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Fallujah in Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least 250 ISIS fighters.

The strikes, which took place south of the city, where civilians have also been displaced, are just the latest battlefield setback suffered by the terror group in its self-proclaimed 'caliphate' of Iraq and Syria.

One U.S. official cited a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed, Reuters reports.

If the figures are confirmed, the strikes would be among the most deadly ever against the jihadist group.

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More News On US and Iraq Airstrikes Killing 250 Islamic State Fighters Fleeing Fallujah

Air strikes 'killed at least 150' jihadists fleeing Iraq's Fallujah -- AFP
US, Iraqi strikes kill at least 250 ISIS fighters in Iraq convoys -- FOX News
Hundreds of IS Fighters Killed in Airstrikes -- VOA
Airstrikes hit convoys carrying ISIS militants out of Falluja, U.S. officials say -- CNN
Reports: U.S.-led airstrikes kill at least 250 ISIL fighters near Fallujah -- USA Today
Iraqi, U.S. airstrikes destroy 500 Islamic State vehicles fleeing Fallujah -- UPI
Isis video shows US-led coalition killing 250 jihadists in single air strike -- The Independent
Airstrikes kill IS fighters fleeing Fallujah -- DW
250 ISIS fighters reportedly killed in US-led coalition airstrikes on convoy near Fallujah (VIDEO) -- RT
U.S. and Iraq Airstrikes Target Alleged ISIS Convoy -- NBC


James said...

Where is ISIS getting these vehicles? I realize they could have been removed or the camera was discrete, but where are the bodies? The gun camera pictures were interesting in that there didn't seem to be that much activity below. Only a couple of vehicles were moving. Were they are already shot up? Lot's of questions.

War News Updates Editor said...

I concur James. A lot is missing or does not make sense in these videos. And where are all the bodies was my number one thought.

Unknown said...

ISIS is growing in SE Asia and CE Asia and the fool Obama declares victory because of a few airstrikes.

mlacix said...

I know this happened a few days ago, but PMU just posted a video about the "airstrikes". Worth to watch the whole thing. Link:

Note, that some vehicle fire back toward the camera, you could see the flashes on the thermal view as they fire. Have faith James. About where they geting the vehicles, it's simple, they take them over, aka. steal them (or if they want to win hearths, buy them) from the population of the captured areas. In case of emergergency any government could take your truck, car, property away if it's needed, so why could not IS do so? However the very new offroad pickups/trucks are often originated from Turkey. I remember probably Vice made a report about this, when a few years ago they were in Northern Syria, and a young, unedducated fighter talk about how they traveled to Qatar from Turkey, to get a few week long basic training, and after that they were sent back to Turkey, and every 3 fighter got 1 new Toyota pickup truck and they just drove it over the border in N Syria. Some just landed in IS hands.

Also here is a photo series from Falujjah:

War News Updates Editor said...

Thank you for the links mlacix

Anonymous said...

Didn't notice any footage of dead ISIS bodies. I've often wondered why the US is so reluctant to show them in an effort to counteract isis propaganda which is always gruesome and gets tons of press