November 08, 2014

US Strikes Kill 100 ISIS Leaders and Soldiers in Airstrikes Near Mosul and al-Qaim

So like airstrikes have no effect. But they do work very well on ISIS parades! LOL.

(Reuters) - U.S. air strikes destroyed an Islamic State convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul but U.S. officials said on Saturday it was unclear whether the group's top commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been in any of the 10 targeted vehicles.

Colonel Patrick Ryder, a Central Command spokesman, said the U.S. military had reason to believe that the convoy was carrying leaders of Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot which controls large chunks of Iraq and Syria.

The convoy consisted of 10 Islamic State armed trucks.

"I can confirm that coalition aircraft did conduct a series of air strikes yesterday evening in Iraq against what was assessed to be a gathering of ISIL leaders near Mosul," said Ryder, using another name for Islamic State.

"We cannot confirm if ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among those present."

A Mosul morgue official said 50 bodies of Islamic State militants were brought to the facility after the air strike.

50 down 50 more to go.Also Friday, U.S. warplanes struck several targets in Iraq’s western Anbar province, Ryder said. The strikes, near al-Qaim at the Syrian border, destroyed an Islamic State vehicle and several checkpoints, he said.

On Saturday, Iraqi government officials and tribal chiefs in Anbar reported fresh U.S. airstrikes near al-Qaim that they said also targeted and killed some of Baghdadi’s top aides. The raids could not be confirmed.Chatter on social media tends to confirm the strikes hit the intended targets.

With faux outrage over civilians and reports of martyrs circulating. There is also indications that possibly there is a communications blackout possibly by ISIS or a cyber move as some reports are coming back "suspended" on twitter in minutes.

We'll find out as the fog clears but it appears to have been a very bad day for ISIS. So lets dance!

By Howie at 08:23 PM | Comments |