Iraq Says Air Force Struck Dozens of ISIS Fighters in West

Iraq Says Air Force Struck Dozens of ISIS Fighters in West
Thu Dec 8, 2016 19:11:17

Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Thursday that Iraqi aircrafts have struck dozens of mostly foreign fighters from the Islamic State group (ISIS / IS /ISIL / Daesh ) near the border with Syria the previous day.

The JOC issued a statement confirming that the Iraqi air force had carried out two strikes in the terrorist-held Al-Qaim area on Wednesday, saying they targeted hideouts used by IS ( ISIS / ISIL / Daesh ) members; AFP reported.

It said the first one was conducted at 0900 GMT and struck a two-storey building housing 25 mostly foreign would-be suicide bombers, led by a fighter it named as Abu Maysar al-Kawkazi (from the Caucasus).

It said another strike was carried out during a second mission at 0955 GMT, hitting a building hosting 30 to 40 IS fighters, also mostly foreigners.


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