Donald Trump made his stance on ISIS pretty clear during his campaign, didn’t he? It was quite simple – he wanted to “bomb the s***” out of ISIS, and take their oil. I guess taking their oil is his way of making ISIS pay for their own destruction.
So far, we’re off to a good start. On his first day as Defense Secretary, James Mattis presided over 31 airstrikes against ISIS. According to the Daily Caller, In Syria, two strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery. Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital, took a heavy beating, as 22 strikes destroyed 12 tactical units, nine fighting positions, two underground improvised explosive bomb factories and an ISIS headquarters. The final strike targeted two ISIS oil wells.
And the latest update in the fight against ISIS? A heck of a lot more bombing. As the Federalist Papers reported, on Saturday, the Defense Department announced an ISIS command-and-control headquarters in western Mosul was destroyed by a coalition air strike.
he five-story Bab Sinjar administration building, which also served as a propaganda facility, was located in the Jumhuri medical community complex, the release from Operation Inherent Resolve said. The U.S.-led coalition carried out the strike in Iraq on Friday.
Islamic State terrorists regularly use protected sites like hospitals, schools and mosques for activities to try to protect themselves from air strikes, but the coalition determined through intelligence collection that the building was no longer used for any medical purposes and that there were no civilians at the site.
The air strike was one of three in Mosul on Friday. The other strikes destroyed other Islamic State assets, including four watercraft, three front-end loaders, two shipping containers, a mortar system, an artillery system and a facility to make vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.
Mosul is a major ISIS stronghold – one which will cause series damage to the group once it’s reclaimed.
Russia had also joined in on the fun, with long-range bombers firing a series of cruise missiles at ISIS targets around Raqqa. If Hillary Clinton was president, they’d be fighting US!