Scores of ISIS fighters killed in U.S. strike in Fallujah

isis{BNN/IRBIL, Iraq – A U.S.} -led coalition aircraft waged strikes against the Islamic State in the city of Fallujah in Iraq.

The strikes have reportedly killed 250 ISIS militants.

According to reports, the strikes were conducted in the south of the city and 40 vehicles were also destroyed.

An unnamed U.S. defense official told Fox News that the ISIS fighters were hit while they were trying to leave a neighbourhood in Fallujah.

The attack was the latest setback for the Islamic State militants in the region. The strike could be the deadliest that the militant group has ever faced.

According to reports, the strikes came 24 hours after Turkey’s Ataturk Airport was attacked by three militants, who the Turkish Prime Minister has said belong to ‘Daesh’.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country will overcome the attacks from ISIS and Kurdish rebels.

He said, “Neither the PKK, the DHKP-C, nor Daesh… will succeed in deterring Turkey from its goals.”

CIA chief John Brennan reportedly said that the Istanbul attack bore the hallmarks of Islamic State.

He said, “We’ve made, I think, some significant progress, along with our coalition partners, in Syria and Iraq, where most of the ISIS members are resident right now. But ISIS’ ability to continue to propagate its narrative, as well as to incite and carry out these attacks – I think we still have a ways to go before we’re able to say that we have made some significant progress against them.”

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, after victory in Fallujah, said that Mosul would be next. Military officials have however said that it would be a tougher battle as it is ten times the size of Fallujah. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.