April 19, 2018 / 11:38 AM / 3 months ago

Iraq coordinated with Syrian government on anti-IS air strikes - military spokesman

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s air strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria on Thursday were carried out in coordination with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters.

The Iraqi air force used F16 jets to cross into Syria and carry out the strikes, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Raya Jalabi

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