Footage shows US strikes on Iraqi town of al-Qaim

Footage shows US strikes on Iraqi town of al-Qaim

Strikes on 85 targets have been launched by the US in Syria and Iraq after a drone attack on a US military base last month.

Iraq says that the strikes will bring disastrous consequences for the region and that civilians were among 16 people killed.

Video verified by the BBC shows strikes on al-Qaim, Iraq.

The footage shows a fire and a series of secondary ignitions from projectiles flying in apparently random directions away from the blaze, which could be rockets ignited by the initial blast – suggesting that the target was a weapons depot.

Source: bbc.co.uk

By David Ryckman