USAF Blast ISIS Stronghold in Iraq

September 11, 2019

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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