Iraqi F-16s First Airstrikes against ISIS, Terrorist Commander Killed
In a press conference held in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, the commander of the Iraq’s air force, Staff Lieutenant General Anwar Hamad Amin, announced that the warplanes began their operations on September 2, after “obtaining the approval from the Ministry of Defense and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces,” Iraqi News online newspaper reported.
He further said that “the blows of these aircraft were accurate and carried out based on accurate intelligence.”
Meanwhile, Iraqi Air Force in an operation targeted terrorist hideouts in Mosul and killed one of high ranking military commanders of ISIS in this city.
Iraqi military officials said Sunday the jets had conducted 15 airstrikes targeting the militants who seized control of areas in northern and western Iraq last year.
“Definitely they will have a positive impact in the battles in the future,” Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled Al Obaidi said.
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