U.S. and coalition forces dropped about 80,000 pounds of laser-guided bombs on a reportedly ISIS “infested” island believed to have become a haven for the terrorist group.
Dramatic footage seen from the battle against terrorists in the Middle East shows massive explosions all over the island on the morning of Sep. 10.
Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition fighting the terror forces, released a statement saying that they are “denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island.”
The commander of the coalition, Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, continued saying, “We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region.”
Here is the Video.
VIDEO: Here’s what it looks like when @USAFCENT #F15 and #F35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Daesh infested island. ???????? هكذا تبدوا الجزيرة الموبوءة بداعش بعد أن أسقطت عليها الطائرات المقاتلة #أف-15 و #أف-35 36,000 كغم من الذخيرة pic.twitter.com/2v6FAEL9Rn
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) September 10, 2019
U.S. F-15 and F-35 fighter-bombers lit the Qanus island which is located by the Salah ad Din Province, north of Baghdad, by the Tigris river.
The coalition believes that the island is a “major transit hub” for ISIS.
“Follow-on, ground clearance operations, are currently taking place by the 2nd Iraqi Special Operations Forces Battalion to destroy a major transit hub for [ISIS] members moving from Syria and the Jazeera desert into Mosul, Makhmour, and the Kirkuk region” of Iraq, the coalition said, according to ABC.
“We’re denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island,” Maj. Gen. Hill, the “We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region.”
Daesh is the Arabic acronym for the ISIS terrorist group.
After losing the self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria, ISIS members have been trying to regroup and reorganize, Brig. Gen. William Seely, the U.S. commander of Task Force-Iraq in Baghdad, told ABC.
“As they withdrew back into Syria, they looked at their future. And so they started sending out fighters; sending out logistics; sending out groups of people to either get back into maybe (internally displaced people) camps or refugee camps and try to blend back (in),” Seely said. “They’re trying to get logistics set up. They’re trying to conduct operations. They’re trying to refinance their operations.”
According to Fox, there were more than 200 bombs dropped on ISIS in August and approx. 5,000 in August of 2017, at the height of U.S. military intervention.
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he had canceled a secret meeting at Camp David because of an attack in Kabul. One American soldier and 11 other people died in the attack, which was believed to be an attempt to build “false leverage.”
….only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2019
“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?” asked the President, “They didn’t, they only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?”