The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) has carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS cells in Hamrin Mountains in the country’s northern region.
In a statement released on September 4, Maj. Gen. Yehia Rasool, a spokesman for the Iraqi Commander-in-Chief, said IQAF F-16s had destroyed a number of caves in Hamrin, which were being used by the terrorists as hideouts.
Maj. Gen. Rasool shared videos of two of the airstrikes on Hamrin Mountains. Precision guided munitions were clearly used by the IQAF.
— يحيى رسول | Yehia Rasool (@IraqiSpoxMOD) September 4, 2020
Hamrin Mountains, which lays between the province of Diyala and the Tigris river, are known to be infested with ISIS terrorists. From there, the terrorists launch attacks against government forces on a regular basis.
In the last few months, the IQAF became more involved in anti-ISIS operations in western and northern Iraq. Dozens of airstrikes targeted terrorists in both regions.
The cooperation between ground troops and the IQAF is allowing Iraqi forces to operate against ISIS regardless from the U.S.-led coalition, which is planning to leave Iraq in the next three years.
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