US Apache helicopters have hit an Islamic State target for the first time in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday.
"US Apache helicopters conducted the first strike against a Daesh target in Iraq in support of Iraqi Security Forces in the Tigris River Valley June 12," Defense Department spokesman Christopher Sherwood said, using an Arabic abbreviation for the IS group.
"The Apache strike destroyed a Daesh vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) near Qayyarah, Iraq," he added. Qayyarah is south of Mosul, the IS group's main stronghold in Iraq.
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