Iraq launches air strike against Islamic State in Syria

Iraq launched an air strike on an Islamic State target inside neighboring Syria on Thursday, the military said.

F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where members of the ultra-hardline Sunni group’s leadership were operating, it said in a statement.

Islamic State, which once occupied a third of Iraq’s territory, has been largely defeated in the country but still poses a threat along its border with Syria.

“Iraqi F-16 jets bombed this morning on Thursday a so-called command and control center containing leaders and fighters belonging to the Daesh (Islamic State) terrorist gang in the Hajin inside Syrian territory,” the statement said.

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