An Island in Iraq home to Islamic State terrorists was annihilated Tuesday night by almost 80,000 pounds of bombs dropped from combined U.S. and allied warplanes.
Dramatic aerial footage shows multiple explosions as bombs hit Qanus Island followed by huge mushroom clouds billowing into the air over the Tigris River.
U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle and F-35A Lightning II aircraft flew alongside Iraqi air force aircraft to decimate the target in Saladin province in an operation to destroy a major terror transit hub from Syria and the Jazeera desert into Mosul, Makhmour and Kirkuk in Iraq, CJTF-OIR said on September 10.
Qanus island is near the U.S. forward operating base in Qayyarah.
Inherent Resolve ✔@CJTFOIR
#CJTFOIR and its Iraqi partners @iraqicts dropped a total of 80,000 lbs. of bombs on Qanus Island, Iraq in an effort to clear the area of Daesh fighters. #DefeatDaesh#F35#F15#OneMissionManyNationshttps://twitter.com/OIRSpox/status/1171395187869986816 …
OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III ✔@OIRSpox
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
8:27 AM - Sep 10, 2019
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