TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iraqi air force carried out a strike on a Daesh position inside Syria, state television reported on Monday citing a military statement.
The strike, ordered by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, destroyed a building used as a command and logistics support center by the terror group, it said, Reuters reported.
The Iraqi air force has already carried out several airstrikes against Daesh in Syria since last year, with the approval of the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Daesh first emerged in Syria and Iraq back in 2014, capturing swathes of land in both neighboring states.
It took over three years for the Iraqi and Syrian armies to liberate those areas from the grip of the world’s most notorious terror outfit.
Damascus and Baghdad declared Syria and Iraq fully free of Daesh late last year and have since been involved in clean-up operations against the extremist group’s remnants.
Despite the collapse of Daesh, Iraq’s border regions with Syria are still suffering from sporadic attacks by the remaining terrorists.