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09:50Iraqi F-16s bombed terrorists
first struck air strikes on militant positions in Russia banned the
"Islamic state" using American fighters of the fourth generation of
F-16. It is reported by Reuters, citing a statement by the Pentagon. |
Blows were inflicted from the air in the provinces of Salah al-Din and Kirkuk on the eve of Saturday, he said at a press conference the head of the Iraqi Air Force Gen. Anwar Hama Amin. According to the Pentagon, a coalition of more than 20 times bombed by terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
While Baghdad four planes, they were taken in July this year. Overall, the country's Defense Ministry ordered 36 new fighter jets for the amount of $ 65 million. Now the Iraqi Air Force is extremely weakened and have little or no opportunity to influence the situation in the region. Air strikes against the IG for a year does the international coalition led by the United States. Iraqi pilots for several months being trained in America.
LIH radical group has about 30,000 fighters. It proclaimed a caliphate in the occupied territories and seeks to expand the territory of influence. Cells of the "Islamic state" exist in Libya, Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. IG militants regularly execute hostages and alleged spies Syria, Israel and Egypt. In December 2014 the Supreme Court recognized the international extremist terrorist organization "Islamic State" and "Al-Nusra Front" and prohibited their activity in the country.
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