Baghdad – Iraq has announced launching airstrikes against Islamic State locations in Syria, Iraqi News reports.
In a statement on Thursday, the media office of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said, “our air force carried out deadly airstrikes against Islamic State locations in Syria from the Iraqi borders side.”
The strikes, according to the statement, were carried out “depending on orders from Haidar al-Abadi, who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.”
The statement also added that the strikes “would help expedite the elimination of the ISIS in the region after it was conquered in Iraq.”
Meanwhile, an informed security source told AlSumaria News that the strikes “were carried out by the F16 jets that Iraq owns.”
On Wednesday, Abadi said security troops will follow ISIS militants in the whole region, not only in Iraq.
The Iraqi-Syrian borders are under the control of joint troops of military and border guards.
Meanwhile RWT reported that in Baghdad, IRAQ, the Higher Judicial Council has revealed issuing over 800 verdicts from Nineveh Criminal Court including around 200 death sentences and 150 life sentences to convicts over terrorism charges
In a statement on Wednesday, Abdul Satar Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said “The estimates issued by the criminal courts showed that verdicts were issued against 815 convicts, with 212 death sentences and 150 life sentences.”