Detailed VIDEO: US Air Force Attacks ISIS Chemical Arsenals in Iraq’s Mosul

Wed Sep 14, 2016 17:45:45

U.S. forces carried out an air strike on an Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) chemical weapons facility in Mosul on Monday (September 12), according to a video released by the U.S. military.

Twelve aircraft including F-15s, A-10s, F-18s, F-16s and a B-52 carried out the attack on the complex.

Other video showed U.S. forces conducting an air drop in an unspecified location in northern Iraq.

Coalition forces are preparing for late-year push to retake Mosul, the largest city under Islamic State’s control.

American troops are establishing a logistics hub to the south, while the United Nations warns of the world's most complex humanitarian operation this year.

Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) fighters have lost more than half the territory they seized in Iraq and nearly as much in neighboring Syria, but still manage to control their twin capitals of Mosul and Raqqa, symbols of the state they sought to build at the heart of the Middle East.

Mosul fell to Islamic State in June 2014 when Iraqi security forces, riddled with corruption and sectarianism despite billions of dollars in U.S. aid, dropped their weapons and fled from the insurgents.

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