F-15 and F-35 jets released more than 80,000 pounds of bombs on ISIS island

U.S. fighter jets fled into new mission and bombed an ISIS positions in northern Iraq on Tuesday, according to new video and a statement from the U.S.-led coalition. The U.S.-led coalition is battling the terrorist group since they have emerged.

More than 80,000 pounds of laser-guided bombs were dropped on the ISIS ‘infested 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. “We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region.”

A tweet from OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins, which aired the video, said: “Here’s what it looks like when @USAFCENT F-15 and F-35 jets drop 36,000kg of bombs on a Daesh [ISIS] infested island.”

U.S. jets have doubled the amount of bombs targeting ISIS in the past month, according to new strike data released from the U.S. Air Force.