Centcom chief commends Iraqi airstrikes against IS in Syria

BAGHDAD, General Joseph Votel, US Central Command (Centcom) Commander, praised Iraqi airstrikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) inside Syrian territories.

Votel was quoted by an Iraqi defense ministry statement as saying he was proud of the Iraqi security forces specially the recent operation against IS inside Syria.

Votel, making the remarks during a meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan Al-Hayali, said the Iraqi forces have been carrying out exceptional counter-terrorism tasks.

The US, he said, was fully supporting the Iraqi forces in their war against terrorists.

Iraq announced it raided IS positions in Eastern Syria, the second attack this year.

Source: Kuwait News Agency