Iraqi Prime Minister has ordered airstrikes on ISIS in Syria

Haider al-Abadi

The Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi ordered air strikes on militant positions of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Syria. About it reports on Friday, February 24, Reuters.

“We are determined to pursue terrorists who are trying to kill our sons and citizens, wherever they may be. So we ordered the command of the air force to strike is positions in Husaiba and Albu Kamal in Syrian territory, as they [the militants] are responsible for the recent bombings in Baghdad”, — quotes Agency the statement of the Prime Minister.

According to al-Abadi, the Iraqi military carried out the operation successfully.

As writes Reuters, citing a source close to the Syrian foreign Ministry, airstrikes on ISIS, was held in full coordination with Damascus.

16 February it was reported that the attack in Baghdad killed 48 people, at least another 50 were injured. According to police, the bomb exploded in a car parked in the South of the Iraqi capital, on a busy street where they sell used cars.

On 8 January this year in the East of Baghdad was committed a double terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 20 people.

In Syria in 2014 operation against terrorists conducted by the international coalition led by the United States. In the fall of 2015, the strikes against the Islamists in this country began to hit the Russian HQs. In addition, from 2016, Turkey is carrying out on Syrian territory operation “shield of the Euphrates” for the liberation of the border areas of militants and fighters of the Kurdish militia.