This is coolbert:
"We are going to bomb the sh.t out of them" - - D. Trump, Presidential candidate.
THEM the Islamic State. To an extent ISIL fighters still active. Even having strongholds.
One stronghold gone? Indeed.
From STARS AND STRIPES the article by CHAD GARLAND.
"US bombs ISIS island in Iraq’s Tigris River"
QANAS ISLAND. TIGRIS RIVER. IRAQ.
"Coalition and Iraqi forces carried out airstrikes Tuesday against an island south of Mosul in the Tigris River believed to be a safe haven for the Islamic State group in Iraq."
"Fireballs exploded across Qanus Island in Iraq’s Salahuddin province, as plumes of smoke billowed up into the sky, a video posted on Twitter showed. Black-clad Iraqi counter-terrorism troops are seen watching over the operation from the ground."
GO SEE THE EMBEDDED VIDEO!
Ground assault to follow by Iraqi special operations counter-terrorism troops. I hope it goes or has gone well. Get rid of the bad guys. Maybe just a bunch of stunned individuals aimlessly moving around in a state of what used to be called shell-shock. I would like to hope so.