Iraq carries out more air strikes against ISIS in Syria
Iraqi Air Force planes fly past during Iraqi Army Day anniversary celebrations in Baghdad on January 6, 2018. (Reuters)
Date: 2018-05-26 10:51
Iraq announced on Friday (May 25) it had carried out air strikes against ISIS in Syria.
“Iraqi F-16 planes carried out Thursday morning raids against the headquarters of ISIS leaders and an explosives depot occupied by ISIS in Syria’s Hajin region,” a statement by Iraq’s operations command said.
Several strikes have been carried out by Iraq and the international coalition since Thursday against the center of Hajin.
Wissam Muhammad, a media activist, told Orient TV, thousands of civilians still trapped in Hajin because ISIS has booby-trapped all the entrances to the city. Thousands of prisoners are also held by the terrorists there, he added.
Hajin is in Deir-ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.