Great Satan US-led airstrike kills 9 civilians in Iraqi border town
At least nine civilians have been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in a border town in Iraq’s western Anbar province.
The attack also killed 17 members of the Takfiri terrorist group and wounded over two dozen others in the Iraqi town of Qaim near the Syrian border on Thursday.
The terrorist group’s leader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was reported to be operating in the border area.
The US-led coalition has conducted several airstrikes on ISIL positions across Iraq, but the air raids have so far failed to dislodge the terrorists.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi army and Shia volunteer forces have tightened the noose around the ISIL Takfiri militants in several areas including in the restive province of Salahuddin.
Iraqi forces have liberated two eastern regions formerly controlled by the ISIL terrorists.
The ISIL started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.
The terrorists have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against all Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.