On November 5, the Iraqi Air Force announced that its F-16 fighter jets had carried out a new round of airstrikes on ISIS targets inside Syria.
According to the report, the airstrikes eliminated over 40 ISIS members. At least 10 ISIS members were killed and a weapons depot was destroyed in the area of Sousah and at least 30 ISIS members were killed and a HQ was destroyed in the area of Baghuz in the Euphrates Valley.
….ومتفجرات تابع لعصابات داعش في منطقة السوسة، كما نفذت في الوقت ذاته ضربة موجعة آخر في منطقة الباغوز على هدف عبارة عن مقر لما يسمى فيلق الفاروق بداخله 30 إرهابياً وقاذفات وصواريخ وبنادق مختلفة ، وعادت طائراتنا إلى أرض الوطن بسلام.#القوة_الجوية_العراقية#IQAF
— IRAQI AIR FORCE (@iqAirForce) November 20, 2018
Over the past year, the Iraqi Air Force has carried out a notable number of airstrikes on ISIS targets inside Syria. These strikes were carried in the so-called zone of responsibility of the US-led coalition in eastern Syria. However, at the same time, the Iraqi military coordinated its airstrikes with the Damascus government.
The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have also contributed efforts to target ISIS in Syria via cross-border artillery strikes.Most recently, on November 18, the PMU struck ISIS fighters in the Syrian town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the middle Euphrates River Valley.