America’s new Secretary of Defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis celebrated his first full day at the Pentagon by presiding over 31 strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Twenty-fife strikes in Syria and six in Iraq included a variety of fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft. In Syria, near the town of Bab, two strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery. In the terrorist group’s de facto capital -Raqqa, ISIS forces took a heavy beating as well, as 22 strikes destroyed 12 tactical units, nine fighting positions, two underground improvised explosive bomb factories and ISIS headquarters. The final strike targeted two ISIS oil wells in Deir ez Zour.
In Iraq, ISIS forces also suffered several casualties. One strike in the city of Rutbah destroyed a tactical unit and vehicle, two weapons caches and a mortar. Another in Beiji left a unit and vehicle destroyed, while the strike in Kisik targeted a building and tactical unit. A unit, truck and command node of ISIS were destroyed by a strike in Tal Afar.
The city of Mosul, which the terrorist group claimed as the regional capital in Iraq, received two strikes, which destroyed two units, three fighting positions, a tank, and a car bomb factory, reports The Truth Division.
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) January 21, 2017
During his campaign, President Donald Trump promised that he would destroy ISIS as quickly as possible, and he is sticking to that promise. He said on his first day in office he would convene his top generals and order them to provide a plan to eradicate ISIS once and for all within 30 days. And ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis proved that he was the best possible choice and the right man to be the new head of the Pentagon. The former Marine general is also a known critic of the Obama administration’s ISIS policy, having once referred to it as full of “half measures.”
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