On the eve of the anniversary commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks, the United States Air Force dropped nearly 80,000 pounds of bombs on Islamic State militants.
The effort was part of a larger coalition operation targeting the militants on Qanus Island in central Iraq.
A spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve posted a video of the bombing saying, “Here’s what it looks like when @USAFCENT #F15 and #F35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Daesh infested island.”
The video shows the militants being smoked out on Tuesday by bombs which light up the island on the Tigris River.
VIDEO: Here’s what it looks like when @USAFCENT #F15 and #F35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Daesh infested island. 🛩💥 هكذا تبدوا الجزيرة الموبوءة بداعش بعد أن أسقطت عليها الطائرات المقاتلة #أف-15 و #أف-35 36,000 كغم من الذخيرة pic.twitter.com/2v6FAEL9Rn
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) September 10, 2019
It’s a hell of a message to send the terrorist group on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
“We’re denying Daesh [ISIS] the ability to hide on Qanus Island,” Major General Eric T. Hill explained. “We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region.”
A statement on the operation reveals that the goal was to “disrupt [ISIS’] ability to hide in the thick vegetation.”
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The cowards are being forced out of hiding with military might. We’re a far cry from the days of Barack Obama and his ‘strategic restraint.’
“We’re denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island,” said Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force, referring to ISIS by an Arabic term. https://t.co/Bl3SLy1jcp
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) September 11, 2019
Earlier this week, President Trump revealed that peace talks were to be held at a “secret meeting” at Camp David with Taliban representatives.
He declared those talks “dead” following a pair of car bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban took credit for the bombings, one which killed an American soldier.
“They’re dead. They’re dead. As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead,” the President said.
He’s now followed that up with over 40 tons of explosives on an ISIS hideout.
“To keep America safe we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war and — if they must – to fight and to win,” the President told Congress in 2017.