Iraq bombs ISIS 'operations room' in Syria

Iraq bombs ISIS 'operations room' in Syria

Iraq launched an air strike on a gathering of ISIS fighters in Syria yesterday, killing members of the hardline militant group who planned cross-border attacks, its military said.

F-16 fighter jets bombed and destroyed an “operations room” where the militants were meeting. 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.

"According to intelligence, those terrorists who were killed were planning criminal operations using suicide vests and intended to target innocents in the next few days inside Iraq," Reuters cited the military as saying.

The Iraqi military has carried out several air strikes against ISIS in Syria since last year, with the approval of President Bashar al-Assad and the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militants.