On September 9, the U.S.-led coalition announced that its warplanes had carried out a number of airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk.
The coalition announced on Twitter that the airstrikes, which took place a day earlier, were carried out at the request of Iraq’s Joint Operations Command.
Maj. Gen. Yehia Rasool, a spokesman for the Iraqi Commander-in-Chief, released footage of the coalition’s airstrikes in Kirkuk.
— يحيى رسول | Yehia Rasool (@IraqiSpoxMOD) September 9, 2020
Last week, F-16 warplanes of the Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) have carried out airstrikes on caves used by ISIS terrorists in Hamrin Mountains in the country’s northern region.
ISIS terrorists maintain a strong presence in western and northern parts of Iraq. The terrorist group is less active in the eastern areas, along the border with Iran and in the South, mostly populated by Shiites.
The IQAF and the U.S.-led coalition’s air force have been heavily involved in anti-ISIS operations in the past few months. The terrorist group sustained serious losses in Iraqi and coalition airstrikes.
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