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US Apache helicopters strike IS for first time in Iraq

US Apache Helicopters Have Hit An Islamic State Target For The First Time In Iraq, The Pentagon Said Today. “US Apache Helicopters Conducted The First Strike Against A Daesh Target In Iraq In Support Of Iraqi Security.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Jun 2016, 10:55:19 AM
US Apache helicopters strike IS for first time in Iraq

Washington:

US Apache helicopters have hit an Islamic State target for the first time in Iraq, the Pentagon said today. “US Apache helicopters conducted the first strike against a Daesh target in Iraq in support of Iraqi Security

Forces in the Tigris River Valley June 12,” Defense Department spokesman Christopher Sherwood said, using an Arabic abbreviation for the IS group.

“The Apache strike destroyed a Daesh vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) near Qayyarah, Iraq,” he added. Qayyarah is south of Mosul, the IS group’s main stronghold in Iraq.

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First Published : 14 Jun 2016, 10:45:00 AM

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