Air Force blankets ISIS pocket on island in Tigris River, northern Iraq, with 80K lbs of bombs

Air Force blankets ISIS pocket on island in Tigris River, northern Iraq, with 80K lbs of bombs
Video of F-35s and F-15s lighting up ISIS on Qanus Island. USAF video via OIR

[Ed. – Qanus Island is south of Mosul and west of Kirkuk, if you want to check a map. ]

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.

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“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.

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