The airstrike comes after RT Arabic reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had granted Iraqi jets general permission to conduct strikes on the Daesh* terrorist group in the country.
“Today, Iraqi F-16 aircraft have carried out a painful and powerful airstrike on al-Susah in Syrian territory. The target has been completely eliminated — a two-storey house used as a shelter for terrorists and a meeting place”, Iraqi Air Force said in a statement, stressing that “30 top Daesh officers” were holding a meeting in the building at the time.
Earlier in December, Iraqi planes hit a meeting of Daesh fighters in the area, claiming they killed some 44 militants.
The village of al-Susah is located near the Eastern Syrian city of Hajin, which was previously one of the last remaining jihadist strongholds in the country. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) also opposes Daesh in the area.