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14,100 strikes carried out by US-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq

14,100 strikes carried out by US-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq
A US-led coalition carried out more than 14,100 military strikes against ISIS terrorists in Iraq since the alliance was established in mid-2014, Anadolu News Agency quoted a coalition official as saying.

“From September 2014 to December 2017, the alliance carried out 14,104 strikes on Daesh (ISIS) targets in Iraq,” coalition spokesman Thomas Phil said.

This figure, according to Phil, includes airstrikes carried out by coalition warplanes, in addition to attacks by helicopter gunships, drones and ground artillery.

He went on to assert that, over the same period, the terrorist group’s total presence in Iraq had shrunken from between 3,500 and 4,500 terrorists to less than 1,000.

In mid-2014, ISIS overran roughly one third of Iraq following the withdrawal of Iraqi forces. Over the last year, however, the Iraqi military, backed by the US-led coalition, has retaken almost all of this territory

Early this month, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the country had been “entirely purged” of ISIS terrorists.

Last Modified: Saturday، 30 December 2017 10:38 AM
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