Iraqi fighter jets launch attack on Islamic State in eastern Syria

The Iraqi military says its fighter jets struck ISIS positions inside the eastern region of Syria this week, leaving scores of terrorists dead or injured.

“Iraqi Army choppers targeted arms and ammunition depots belonging to the Islamic State in Syria near the border with Iraq’s al-Anbar province,” a senior provincial official in Iraq’s al-Anbar province was quoted as saying by Al-Maloumeh news website.

The official said that a number of ISIS terrorists were killed in the Iraqi airstrikes.

“The main goal of this attack was weakening the ISIL in a bid to prevent the terrorist group from getting close to al-Anbar province,” he added.

Syrian government has allowed Iraqi fighter jets to conduct airstrikes against ISIS positions in the country without waiting to be granted formal authorization for the assaults. Since then, the Iraqi air force has carried out several strikes against Islamic State in Syria.