The operation was aimed at preventing terrorists from entering Iraqi territory.
The armed forces of Iraq, the United States and France conducted a joint operation against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia) on the border with Syria. This was reported on Sunday by the Ministry of defense of Iraq on the official Facebook page.
According to the Agency, the Iraqi artillery in conjunction with aircraft of the USA and France launched a series of attacks on hideouts of Islamic state in the area of Es-Sahm in the border with Syria area. The operation is aimed at preventing the penetration of terrorists into Iraqi territory, the Ministry of defense of the Republic added. The defense Department also published a video of the consequences of the raid, taken from the air.
On November 20, the Iraqi air force conducted a cross-border operation against ISIS in Syria, eliminated 40 terrorists and destroyed warehouses with weapons of militants in the town of Al-Baguz.
ISIS militants occupied part of Iraqi territory in the summer of 2014. In June, they captured the country’s second largest city, Mosul (the administrative center of Ninawa province) and declared it the capital of the so-called Caliphate. In 2015, with the support of the international coalition, Iraqi government forces launched a large-scale campaign to liberate the areas seized by extremists. In December 2017, then held the post of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the final defeat of the ISIS.