US begins airstrikes with 10 targets in Syria and Iraq
After seeing the gory that ISIS wreaked in Iraq and trying to persuade them to stop fighting, the US military has started airstrikes and the latest airstrikes hit 10 militant spots in Iraq and Syria late Thursday and early Friday.
The airstrikes involved the use of drones, remotely piloted aircraft and fighter jets to attack 10 places. The attack struck south and southwest areas of Kirkuk and destroyed many vehicles used by the terrorists, said the US military. The military also attacked a spot on the west of Baghdad and one other near Al-Qaim.
While the US has started fighting ISIS actively, Britain is still deliberating the situation and not yet decided if it wants to join the US in the fight against militants. In Syria, there were three strikes in the south and southeast Deir el-Zour and in the battery, four tanks used by the ISIS were destroyed.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is watching the conditions of the war in Syria and reported that the Friday strikes destroyed mainly the oil facilities of the area and also that a main command center of the ISIS was destroyed.
In Britain, the members of the parliament are voting their decisions about whether or not to join the US and Prime Minister David Cameron has urged the members to vote for airstrikes as the militant group has become a direct threat to the country. He gained cross party support for airstrikes and called for a special meeting and the predictions say that a majority of members will vote for airstrikes. The results are awaited.
“Is there a threat to the British people? The answer is yes”, said Cameron. “This is not a threat on the far side of the world. Left unchecked we will face a terrorist caliphate on the shores of the Mediterranean and bordering a NATO member, with a declared and proven intention to attack our country and our people.”