Iraq reportedly attacks ISIL shelter in Syria, kills 30 commanders

TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (MNA) – Iraqi Air Force says it has carried out an airstrike on an ISIL shelter in Syria's al-Susah, killing 30 ISIL commanders during a meeting.

The airstrike comes after RT Arabic reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had granted Iraqi jets general permission to conduct strikes on the ISIL terrorist group in the country, Sputnik reported on Monday.

“Today, Iraqi F-16 aircraft have carried out a painful and powerful airstrike on al-Susah in Syrian territory. The target has been completely eliminated — a two-story house used as a shelter for terrorists and a meeting place”, Iraqi Air Force said in a statement, stressing that "30 top Daesh officers" were holding a meeting in the building at the time.

Previously, Iraqi planes hit a meeting of ISIL fighters in the area, claiming they killed some 44 militants.

The village of al-Susah is located near the Eastern Syrian city of Hajin, which was previously one of the last jihadist strongholds in the country.

SPUTNIK/MNA

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