The Iraqi Air Force carried out a series of strikes on the positions of ISIS in Syria, reported the press service of the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi , the commander of the Armed Forces of the Republic.
The statement notes that the purpose of the raid was the command center of the terrorists in the settlement of Dashisha (Khaseke province) in the northeast of Syria. The head of the Iraqi government ordered to conduct the operation.
On April 19, al-Abadi also ordered the Iraqi F-16 fighters to attack ISIS in Syria. As a result of the strike, 36 militants were killed, including Abu Lakman al-Suri, one of the deputy leaders of the group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is responsible for the recruitment and transportation of terrorists to Iraq. As stated in Baghdad, the Iraqi military acted in coordination with Damascus and after agreeing on the details with Iran and Russia. The Iraqi Defense Ministry stressed that it will continue air operations in Syria until the threat from the ISIS is completely eradicated.