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In Video: Iraqi F-16 Fighter Jets Destroy ISIS Hideout In Diyala

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In Video: Iraqi F-16 Fighter Jets Destroy ISIS Hideout In Diyala

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On October 9, F-16 fighter jets of the Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) destroyed a hideout of ISIS cells in the al-Thalab valley in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala.

In a brief statement, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that all the terrorists who were taking shelter in the hideout were killed in the IQAF pinpoint airstrikes. The exact death toll was not revealed, however.

Currently, 26 F-16IQ Block 52 fighter jets are in service with the IQAF. The US-made fighter jets represent the core of Iraq’s air power. The IQAF arms its F-16s with precision-guided munitions, including AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles, and Paveway laser-guided bombs.

The IQAF stepped up its combat operations against ISIS cells in the last few weeks. On September 22, Iraqi warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on the terrorist group’s hideouts in the al-Shai Valley in southern countryside of the province. On September 23, the IQAF and intelligence carried out a joint attack on a key hideout of ISIS in Hamrin Mountains which lay along the administrative border between the provinces of Saladin and Kirkuk.

Furthermore, Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff, Staff Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah revealed recently that the IQAF will reactivate its Chinese-made CASC Rainbow CH-4B combat drones and use them to hunt down ISIS terrorists.

The IQAF capabilities will for sure benefit the Iraqi military, security forces and intelligence who have working nonstop to end ISIS insurgency in the country.

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Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Oy vey, thats friendly fire.

Jnoub

You guys think Iran has reversed engineered these stuff? Iraq is close with Iran, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they engineered this f16 along with all the other stuff US gives the Iraqi government.

jens holm

Sure, YOU. Its very well descriebed for years how and who the Iraqi airforce are and are equipped.

Their last need was a few years ago and they got it and by that do have “older” transport helicopters too. The rst of Yours is primitive hostile speculation only.

People like You are the ones, they and we are up against.

Jnoub

You’re up against but you will lose. Remember Imam Ali AS what he did to you Jews? Shias are the followers of Imam Ali. Jews lost to him in the battle of Khaybar, and you Zionist Jews lost to his followers in 2006.

jens holm

I am not against Your kind of people. I dont care half a Bactrian tourist camel about You and your forsaken country.

I just tell You lie and bias hard about those F16s and the IAF by Bagdad.

Ahson

please don’t lose your cool. Yous more than likely a yahudian living in the EU going thru life cycle drama of the cockroach. Iran is way beyond you bro……take it easy…….yous almost a semite yourself no?…….Iran looks down upon the semites.

TomSawyer

Hahahaha, muahahhaha ^^

jens holm

I those matters its no ancient at all. Nice to see IAF do their job themself. NATO seemes to have helped them well.

Ahson

yeah, but the IAF won’t win in the end…….you know right? Can’t you see? Don’t be a semitic nigger whom we reject publicly.

Last edited 9 days ago by Ahson
block

Should have bought Sukhoi or MiG, not american trash. Missed opportunity.

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