Iraqi Air Force destroys ISIS command center in Syria – military

The Iraqi Air Force carried out a strike on an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) position inside Syria, state television said on Monday citing a military statement. The strike was ordered by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. A building used as a command and logistics support center by the group was destroyed, according to the military. The Iraqi Air Force has carried out several airstrikes against IS in Syria since last year, with the approval of the Syrian government and the US-led coalition fighting IS. Last month, Abadi said he would “take all necessary measures if they threaten the security of Iraq,” referring to the militants who just three years ago overran a third of Iraq.