The United States has wounded and captured ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi after one day of punishing airstrikes, according to reports from Iraq.
President Trump convened his top generals on his first day in office and ordered them to provide a plan to eradicate ISIS within 30 days – a key election promise – and according to sources in the region the new tactics have drawn immediate success.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis spent his first full day at the Pentagon by overseeing 31 strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. A variety of fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft engaged in the bombing run, which saw 25 strikes in Syria and six in Iraq.
— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) January 22, 2017
These airstrikes destroyed many ISIS units and artillery. According to Your News Wire, Daesh forces in Raqqa, the terrorist group’s stronghold, 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 IS oil wells in Deir ez Zour.
The account was backed up by the Iraq Oil Report, a respected source that gathers daily updates on security developments inside Mosul and surrounding ISIS-held areas from a network of local reporters, residents and fighters.
“Increased coalition air activity spotted around Ba’aj fuels rumors of IS “Caliph” being surrounded“.
— Daniele Raineri (@DanieleRaineri) January 23, 2017
Donald Trump stays on his promises during the campaign that he would destroy ISIS. These several airstrikes are only a good sign of their melt down. Let’s hope that they will bring down the biggest terrorist group asap!