This may come as a surprise, but Russia is not the only country busy launching devastating strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
Australia’s Department of Defense released amazing video footage two months ago that showed its forces committing strikes against terrorists in Iraq.
The strikes reportedly took place during the summer and involved the destruction of various hideouts and weapons warehouses used by the Islamic State group. Specifically, the video on military.com showed aerial footage from several strikes in which Australian forces demolished Islamic State group buildings with bombs so powerful they left clouds of smoke in their wake.
According to The Guardian, as of October, Australian forces were still in both Iraq and Syria and had at the time begun training in preparation for dealing with chemical attacks.
Terrorists in Iraq had thought they were safe, but they had thought wrong.
You can watch footage yourself here:
“The one area that we have increased our force protection that’s been an emerging threat … is the use of some limited chemical weapons by Daesh,” Mark Binskin, chief of the Defense Force, explained, using an acronym for the group based on an Arabic variation of its name.
Furthermore, it was revealed that the Royal Australian Air Force had already flown more than 1,000 missions over Iraq alone. Plus, the government had spent the equivalent of about $113 million fighting the Islamic State group between 2014 and 2015.
Meanwhile, President Barack Hussein Obama has to be pressured into signing much-needed defense bill after vetoing it once, while Canada’s new liberal leader, Justin Trudeau, reportedly announced plans to withdraw from Iraq and Syria.
The differences between the leaders of Australia and Russia and the leaders of America and Canada could not be more apparent. One group believes in fighting terrorism with force and power, while the other group doesn’t seem to believe in fighting it at all.
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