ISIS extermination VIDEO: Watch moment ‘terrorist infested’ Iraqi island is obliterated
The shocking video shows more than 80,000 pounds of laser-guided bombs dropped on the island located on the Tigris River south of Mosul. US Army Col. Myles B. Baggins III, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve based in Baghdad, confirmed the attack on Wednesday. US officials described the island as a “major transit hub” for ISIS fighters going in and out of Syria.
“We’re denying [ISIS] the ability to hide on Qanus Island,” said Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, the commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.
“We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region.”
A tweet from OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins, which aired the video, said: “Here’s what it looks like when @USAFCENT F15 and F35 jets drop 36,000kg of bombs on a Daesh [ISIS] infested island.”
The terrorist group was defeated in Iraq in 2017.
The coalition claimed F15 and F35 warplanes took part in the bombing in the central province of Salaheddine, about 175 miles northwest of Baghdad.
Authorities claim they dropped the bombs on the island to “disrupt Daesh the ability to hide the thick vegetation”.
Coalition forces are still conduction ground clearance operations to destroy remaining Daesh on the island.
Since this happened, coalition forces carried out deadly bombings in Iraq.
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