Three Islamic State (ISIS) camps were destroyed in the north of Iraq by coalition aircraft, in coordination with the Iraqi government, military officials announced Saturday.
ISIS hideouts were targeted in the Wadi al-Shai, an area in Kirkuk Province, located in the northern part of the country and known to have become an ISIS hideout, officials said.
Hiding places in the rural areas in Iraq have become the new modus operandi of the terrorist organization after the Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces destroyed the last ISIS stronghold in March 2019.
“The Iraqi Security Forces have tactical overmatch against ISIS; airstrikes help destroy ISIS targets in terrain difficult to access by standard vehicles,” the Colonel Myles B. Caggins III, a military spokesman for the coalition, said in a statement Saturday. “Blowing up ISIS hideouts in places, dreamy in the end results in the field of security in the cities and villages.”
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The iraqi citizens have largely rejected the presence of ISIS in Iraq and have helped to drive the terrorists in the rural areas of the desert and mountain areas, after having been would be “freed from formerly ISIS-areas”, according to military officials Saturday.
U.S. military Personnel continue to encourage the Iraqi citizens to come forward with information about ISIS and to communicate with the security officers.
“Each Coalition precision air strike is conducted at the request of the Government of Iraq to help achieve a permanent defeat of Daesh,” Caggins said.
ISIS regional leaders and the co-operatives continue to be targeted and “neutralized”, according to military officials, forcing them to hide in the rural areas.
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The State Department has also encouraged people to come up with information about Muhammad Khadir Musa Ramadan, a senior ISIS leader responsible for the organization of the use of propaganda and the creation of the horrific video that ISIS has become known for.
“Muhammad Khadir Musa Ramadan is one of ISIS’s longest-serving senior media officials,” a spokesman for the State Department told Fox News last month. “The month of Ramadan oversees the group’s daily media operations, including the management of the content of ISIS’s dispersed global network of supporters. ”
A $ 3-million reward was placed on his head for any information around it and its location.
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“The Coalition and its partners will continue to maintain a constant pressure on the terrorist organization,” according to a press release issued by the Central Command of the UNITED states said on Saturday.
“In addition to military operations, the Coalition has significantly disrupted and degraded ISIS propaganda operations, finance, and human trafficking networks.”