US warplanes drop 40 tons of bombs on ISIS-infested island in Iraq
US warplanes dropped more than 40 tons of bombs on a ISIS-infested island in Iraq on Tuesday, authorities said.
The operation, which targeted the Qanus Island in the Tigris River, was carried out by the US and a coalition of other countries in the fight to permanently erase ISIS strongholds in the country.
The extremest group previously controlled large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria when they declared a caliphate in the region. They were defeated in 2017 by a coalition of forces who battled them in northern Iraq.
But since their defeat, ISIS cells have sprung up in the region and carried out deadly bombings.
Video of the US-led bombing on Tuesday was posted to Twitter by the combined joint task force fighting the militants.
It shows an aerial view of the island and spurts of explosions dotting the landscape.
“Here’s what it looks like when @USAFCENT #F15 and #F35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Daesh infested island,” the task force wrote on Twitter.
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