Baghdad deployed F16 fighter aircraft to cross into Syria and conduct the strikes, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told Reuters.  Iraq supports the Syrian government in its crackdown against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists. When the US, the UK and France recently launched airstrikes on Syria in

retaliation for an alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma, Baghdad criticized the move, calling it “extremely dangerous.” The actions taken by the trio of world powers will only “give terrorism a new opportunity to expand” after it was defeated in Iraq and mostly overpowered in Syria, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  READ MORE