British jets engaged in 10-day anti-Daesh campaign

The UK, the US, and other coalition nations have been engaged in a long-running battle to eliminate the estimated 10,000 remaining Daesh fighters still operating in Iraq and Syria since the group lost the remainder of its territory in 2019.

Air Commodore Simon Strasdin, who leads the UK air attacks, said he “could not give an exact timeline” for when the long-running war would end, but insisted it would be “winnable through the Iraqis being able to stabilize their country

The exact number of casualties from the spring bombings is unclear, as Iraqi troops have not yet moved in to clear the cave complexes.