US airstrikes finally hit a ISIL convoy

Fox News:
A series of American airstrikes killed at least 250 ISIS fighters driving in a convoy outside Fallujah on Wednesday, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.

The strikes occurred on the outskirts of the Iraqi city in "southern Fallujah," a second U.S. defense official told Fox News.

"There was a strike on a convoy of ISIS fighters trying to leave a neighborhood on the outskirts of southern Fallujah that we struck," the official said.

At least 40 vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes, a U.S. official told Reuters, which was first to report the air assault.

The U.S. airstrikes come roughly 24 hours after the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that killed at least 42 people where ISIS is considered the prime suspect, according to top U.S. officials.
This is what has been needed for some time.   For too long the US has restricted its pilots, to mostly punching holes in the sky and limited their ability to hit ISIL forces out in the open.  They were not even allowed to hit an ISIL victory parade in Ramallah after that city was taken.  That is just one example of the amateur decision making coming from the White House that has restricted commanders and troops in the region.

With command of the air, ISIL should not be allowed to have any convoy moving in territory it controls are that it seeks to control.


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