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Iraq claims killing 45 ISIS leaders in air strike over Syria

The Iraqi military claimed to have killed 45 Islamic State leaders in an F-16 fighter air strike against a leadership meeting at Hajin near Deir ez-Zour in the Euphrates Valley of eastern Syria. Those killed included the ISIS “deputy war minister,” a media executive, a police chief and the personal courier of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. No date was specified in the disclosure that was made on Monday. This was the second Iraqi air operation in eastern Syria in less than a month and was described as being in line with Iraq’s cooperation with the Syrian government in the fight against ISIS.

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4 thoughts on “Iraq claims killing 45 ISIS leaders in air strike over Syria

  • Jun 25, 2018 @ 13:04 at 13:04
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    So it may have been Iraqi friendly fire in the same area that killed over 50 Assad militiamen and that has been blamed on the U.S. and Israel. Can’t anyone put two and two together to come to this conclusion. The U.S. was quick to blame Israel but never even thought to blame Iraq. The U.S. is arming Iraq with U.S. weapons that will benefit Iran and its allies.

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    • Jun 25, 2018 @ 18:53 at 18:53
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      i must admit, that possibility had indeed not occurred to me.

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    • Jun 25, 2018 @ 20:55 at 20:55
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      Makes sense that the U.S. has to cover this up for Iraq because the affected Shiite militias could release a big backlash on the Iraqi government as had happened with them attacking the police recently at the head office in Baghdad. The U.S. has to walk on egg shells in Iraq because any wrong moves and Iran will benefit even more there.

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  • Jun 26, 2018 @ 0:43 at 0:43
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    The Middle East outside of Israel and (currently) some of the Gulf states is a cesspool of violence, war, conquest, invasion and genocide. It is Islam unfolding as it always has and always will. This is tribal hatred on a grand scale based on Islam… and using modern weaponry. Israel must do all in its power to keep this away from its borders.

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