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Defense Ministry announced Thursday that Iraqi fighter jets destroyed a Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist site inside Syrian territory.
News ID: 70576
Publish Date: 07June 2018 - 16:34

Iraq Warplanes Strike ISIL Targets in SyriaTEHRAN (Defapress)- According to a Defense Ministry statement, the operation was carried out “in compliance with the orders of Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief [and Prime Minster] Haider al-Abadi.

“Iraqi F-16s on Thursday bombed a command-and-control center used by the Daesh organization in Syria’s Al-Hajin area,” the statement read.

It did not, however, provide any casualty tolls or specify the extent of material damage caused by the raids.

A small city in Syria’s Eastern Deir Ezzur province, Al-Hajin sits on the Euphrates River Southeast of the city of Deir Ezzur.

Thursday’s air raids come less than a week after Iraqi warplanes struck what the army described as “Daesh targets” in the same area. The Iraqi Air Force also struck positions in Deir Ezzur on April 19.

Baghdad has repeatedly said that the strikes are being carried out in coordination with the Syrian government.

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