Abadi says Iraqi air force hunting ‘terrorists beyond the border’

Baghdad Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Sunday that his country's warplanes are hunting terrorists beyond Iraq's border.

Iraqi Air Force is chasing terrorists and striking them beyond the border to secure the country against their evil and plots, al-Abadi said in a statement on the 87th anniversary of Iraqi Air Force.

On Thursday, F-16 fighter jets struck locations of terrorist group Daesh (also known as ISIL/ISIS) in neighboring Syria, according to an Iraqi official statement.

The prime minister extolled the role of the Iraqi Air Force in combatting terrorism and maintaining security and stability across Iraq.

Last December, Baghdad announced that it had regained territory seized by ISIL in mid-2014 after a three-year war against the terrorist group.

Source: International Islamic News Agency