The statement said that an Iraqi F16 fighter jet pounded ISIL’s Operation Room in the Eastern Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur last night.
It further said that a number of ISIL terrorists, including several commanders, were killed in the raid.
In the meantime, an Iraqi intelligence official announced that the destroyed Operation Room reorganized ISIL terrorists in recent weeks to carry out suicide attacks against military and non-military targets.
The Iraqi military announced on Thursday that they had launched airstrikes on ISIL in Syrian territory amid Damascus’ efforts to eliminate the last pockets of the terrorist group.
“Fulfilling the orders of the commander-in-chief of the (Iraqi) Armed Forces … Iraqi F-16 jets successfully carried out an airstrike on the Syrian territory,” the statement said.
As the Iraqi military reported Thursday, the country’s jets destroyed an ISIL “operations room” in Syria, killing several fighters.
“According to intelligence, those terrorists who were killed were planning criminal operations using suicide vests and intended to target civilians in the next few days inside Iraq,” the military said in a statement.
According to a recently released UN report, approximately 30,000 ISIL members are operating in Iraq and Syria despite having lost the overwhelming majority of the territory they occupied over the past few years. A lot of them are believed to be in hiding or keeping an otherwise low profile.
The report, however, has failed to mention the presence of al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria, who have been fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad for years.
Iraq has been carrying airstrikes against ISIL’s positions in Syria with the authorization of the Syrian government. Meanwhile, Syrian government military forces are continuing their offensive against the remaining terrorists in Syria.