United States Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and F-35A Lightning II aircraft today dropped 36,000 KG (80,000 pounds) of bombs on Qanus Island in Iraq in a series of rapid, coordinated strikes on ISIS positions.
The airstrikes were coordinated with a ground sweep by the 2nd Iraqi Special Operations Forces Battalion.
According to the international coalition tasked with destroying ISIS, the area is a safe haven for the terror group. In a press release Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, commander, said:
“We’re denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island. We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region.”
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VIDEO: Here’s what it looks like when @USAFCENT #F15 and #F35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Daesh infested island. 🛩💥 هكذا تبدوا الجزيرة الموبوءة بداعش بعد أن أسقطت عليها الطائرات المقاتلة #أف-15 و #أف-35 36,000 كغم من الذخيرة pic.twitter.com/2v6FAEL9Rn
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) September 10, 2019