Iraq claims it performed “deadly air strikes” against soldiers from the Islamic State (ISIL, likewise referred to as ISIS) organization, located in smaller pockets in neighboring Syria.
The news arrives days following Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s PM, claimed his nation will act against ISIL in the event that the fighters jeopardized Iraq’s safety and security.
Iraqi F-16 planes crossed right into Syria Thursday in co-ordination with the Syrian military, al-Abadi’s office pointed out within a report.
“Based on orders from the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Haider al-Abadi, our heroic air force carried out deadly air strikes against ISIL sites in Syria on Thursday near the border with Iraq,” it stated.
As explaining by the report, the assaults responded to hazards caused through ISIL and also reflected the Iraqi “military capabilities in fighting terror”.
According to an Iraqi armed forces representative, the procedure was totally synchronized along with the Syrian military.
Al-Abadi officially proclaimed victory above ISIL a year ago with the aid of an alliance comprised of Kurdish forces and also Shia-dominated paramilitary units.
Iraq’s military likewise obtained essential air as well as ground back up from the international alliance.
However, ISIL nonetheless presents a danger attacking from spread-out pockets around the border with Syria, and kept on performing ambushes as well as bombings, all over Iraq.