WASHINGTON, The Iraqi air force today conducted an airstrike near Hajin, Syria, against the so-called Islamic State operating near the Iraq-Syria border, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Thursday.
“The strike was approved by the Iraqi Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Al Abadi,” said the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force. “The strike demonstrates Iraq’s commitment to destroy Daesh remnants who continue to threaten their citizens.” The operation was planned and executed by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command with intelligence support from the coalition, the statement said.
“This operation highlights the capabilities of Iraq’s armed forces to aggressively pursue Daesh and to maintain their country’s internal security,” said US Brigadier General Robert Sofge, deputy commanding general of operations, Combined Joint Task Force –Operation Inherent Resolve.
Source: Kuwait News Agency