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US bombs ISIS-'infested island' in Iraq, new video shows
By Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News

U.S. jets bombed an ISIS-“infested island” in northern Iraq Tuesday, according to new video and a statement from the U.S.-led coalition battling the terrorist group.

More than 80,000 pounds of laser-guided bombs were dropped on the island located on the Tigris River south of Mosul, according to U.S. Army Col. Myles B. Caggins III, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, based in Baghdad.

U.S. officials called the island a “major transit hub” for ISIS fighters going in and out of Syria.

"We're denying [ISIS] the ability to hide on Qanus Island," said Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, the commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. "We're setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region."

A tweet from OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins, which aired the video, said: "Here's what it looks like when @USAFCENT F15 and F35 jets drop 36,000kg of bombs on a Daesh [ISIS] infested island."

U.S. jets have doubled the amount of bombs targeting ISIS in the past month, according to new strike data released from the U.S. Air Force.

More than 200 bombs were dropped on the terrorist group in August. For context, approximately 5,000 bombs were dropped at the height of U.S. military operations against ISIS in August 2017.

In Afghanistan, U.S. strikes have also picked up. According to the newly released data, American jets have dropped 28 percent more bombs on Taliban and an ISIS-affiliate in August compared to the previous month.

The nearly 800 bombs dropped against targets in Afghanistan last month were the most since November of last year.

This comes as U.S. military officials say American forces could be ramping up operations against the Taliban, after the insurgent group claimed responsibility for two massive bombings in Kabul last week killing dozens, including an American soldier.

President Trump announced on Twitter over the weekend he had canceled a high-level meeting at Camp David between the Afghan government and the Taliban over the attacks.


“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?” the president asked on Twitter. “If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway.”

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the bigger, and more of, bombs...the more they (ISIS & Taliban) understand. it really is that simple.

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Wait, wait, wait....Trump said ISIS was taken care of. In the past he said that he would defeat ISIS in 30 days. Last December:
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“We have won against ISIS,” Mr. Trump said in a video on Twitter, adding, “Our boys, our young women, our men — they’re all coming back, and they’re coming back now.” He added, “We won, and that’s the way we want it, and that’s the way they want it,” he said, pointing a finger upward, referring to U.S. troops who had been killed in battle.
So why are we having to bomb now? Trump is such a stupid buffoon.
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Isis is a shadow of what they once were. Remember all the beheading videos from a few years ago? When was the last time you saw one?

The buffoons were gw bush and Obama. They created a state of permanent war that we're not getting out of anytime soon. At least trump has been trying to get us out of there.

Number of us troops killed in Afghanistan this year is nine or ten. Total us troops killed there since the beginning of wa on terra is over 2400.

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Wait, wait, wait....Trump said ISIS was taken care of. In the past he said that he would defeat ISIS in 30 days. Last December:



So why are we having to bomb now? Trump is such a stupid buffoon.

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He runs his mouth just like his predecessors. You seem surprised, are you? The False Profit Barrack promised a quick end as well.


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I believe that given bombing was in part, also a reprisal for the murder of an American soldier in Afghanistan last week.
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ISIS will not be entirely defeated, any more than the Islamist haters of any stripe will be defeated, since it is part & parcel of their hate inspired very existence.

The Islamist haters in Iraq and Syria have had their butts kicked out of their 'Califate' which was located there, which is what the president said he would do.

Obviously, to entirely defeat ISIS they would have to be hunted down in the many parts of the world where they have spread their vile disease.

This we can be sure of, Pres Trump has made more headway against the terrorists in 2.5 years, than 2 other administrations have accomplished in 16 years.

One thing sure. Pres Trump did not hand over $155,000,000,000 to the #1 terrorist sponsoring country in the world.

As I see it, Obama can never, in any way, escape from that single, ...disgustingly shameful act!

How many people have died around the world, by the very fact that that terrorist regime has had $155 billion more to spread pain, death and anguish?

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Odd, how all those weapons shipped out of Libya by Team Obama ended up in ISIS hands. Most perplexing.

President Trump is demonstrating proper weapons delivery.

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The move by the Taliban, of murdering a US soldier, along with 11 others last week, was a STUPID move !

It killed any conference possibilities and brought hellfire down on their brothers-in-arms in Iraq.

I bet the terrorists lost far more than one 'soldier'. Serves them right !

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President Trump is demonstrating proper weapons delivery.

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Trump believes in hitting them where it hurts. You hurt us, we hurt you. You be nice, we will be nice. Obama believed in being nice hoping they would be nice back. That doesn't work on folks that want you dead.


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