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ISIS sleeper cells burn, blow up and slaughter hundreds in uptick of attacks across Iraq and Syria

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ISIS sleeper cells burn, blow up and slaughter hundreds in uptick of attacks across Iraq and Syria

By Hollie McKay | Fox News

It has been months since the Islamic State was expelled from its territorial control in Iraq and Syria, but the brutal terrorist outfit continues to wreak havoc in the lands it once deemed its “caliphate.”

Between May 5 and June 3, the U.S-led Combined Joint Taskforce’s Operation Inherent Resolve – the name given to the mission to defeat ISIS – conducted 11 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets in Iraq. More than 20 caves, two vehicles and a one-bedroom infrastructure were decimated. At least three ISIS terrorists were killed in tunnels 40 miles west of Ramadi, Iraqi defense officials reported.

And across the war-ravaged nation, the ISIS bloodletting goes on.

The Iraqi Civil Defense Directorate affirmed last week that more than 6,100 acres of agricultural crops were incinerated in less than two weeks in 136 separate incidents, with the at-risk area spanning almost 120,000 acres of Iraqi land. ISIS has claimed responsibility for numerous blazes in recent weeks, justifying their targeting of wheat crops as retaliation against those refusing to pay them taxes.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/world/isis-sleeper-cells-continue-to-burn-blow-up-and-slaughter-hundreds-in-an-uptick-of-attacks-across-iraq-and-syria