Tuesday in Northern Iraq where there is much of Iraq infested by ISIS, the U.S. Air Force has now dropped 80,000 pounds of laser-guided bombs on the 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 are calling the island a "Major Transit Hub" for ISIS fighters going in and out of Syria.
Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill [the commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force] has a goal to deny them [ISIS] the ability to hide on Quanus Island.
A tweet from OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins, which aired the video, said: "Here's what it looks like when @USAFCENT F15 and F35 jets drop 36,000kg of bombs on a Daesh [ISIS] infested island."
The bombs dropped on ISIS has doubled since last month.
in August we dropped more than 200 bombs on ISIS.
"For context, approximately 5,000 bombs were dropped at the height of U.S. military operations against ISIS in August 2017!
In Afghanistan, U.S. strikes have also picked up. According to the newly released data, American jets have dropped 28 percent more bombs on Taliban and an ISIS-affiliate in August compared to the previous month. "
with nearly 800 bombs dropped in Afghanistan in the last month it is more than it has been since November of last year.
The president , Donald Trump JR. had these words to say on the matter.
“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?” the president asked on Twitter. “If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway.”