WATCH: US Airstrikes Annihilate Targets in Iraq and Syria

June 29, 2021James R. Webb
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The aftermath of a US airstrike on a facility used to coordinate the shipment and transfer of advanced conventional weapons. Screenshot from a US Central Command Video by Jack Hold/released.

US Central Command released videos from airstrikes conducted Sunday against targets in the Iraq-Syria border region. According to the Department of Defense, the airstrikes were carried out to disrupt operations of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Force militias the US believed were responsible for drone-based attacks on US forces and interests in Iraq. 

CENTCOM described the target in the first video as a facility used for logistical support and the transfer of advanced conventional weapons, including drones. In the video, the target is on the far right-hand side of the picture. 

CENTCOM described the second video as a strike on a drone facility. As the target building is the only major structure in the video, it’s pretty easy to track.

The third video’s target building is a weapons depot, according to CENTCOM. The structures appear to be part of a well-established base, and at the bottom of the screen, there are several tractor-trailers. Keep your eyes on a building on the right-hand side of the screen that looks as if it has a circular pit in the courtyard. 

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James R. Webb
James R. Webb

James Webb served as a US Marine infantryman from 2005 to 2010, completing a combat tour in Iraq. He’s worked as a freelance writer and photojournalist covering US troops in Afghanistan, and Webb spent more than two years in the US Senate as a military legislative assistant and as the personal representative of a member on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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