The so-called anti-Daesh air raids by US-led coalition forces are inflicting heavy damage on Iraq’s infrastructure as well as residential areas in the Arab state, a military source says.
Ahmed al-Asadi, a spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Forces, told the al-Ghad newspaper on Friday that Iraq’s infrastructure and civilian buildings have been the target of “unbridled” aerial assaults by the US-led forces.
US jets destroyed nearly 80 percent of infrastructure in the recently-liberated city of Ramadi in Anbar Province, said Asadi, adding that the severe damage comes while Iraqi authorities have repeatedly asked US-led forces to stop the destructive bombing attacks.
Numerous reports show many civilians have so far fallen victim to the US-led bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria over the past year.
The US and its allies in the so-called anti-Daesh coalition have been launching airstrikes against what they claim to be Daesh positions in Iraq since August last year.
A month later, the US-led coalition began pounding purported Daesh positions inside neighboring Syria, without any authorization by the Syrian government or the United Nations.
This is while many parties to the same coalition are widely accused of having contributed to the formation of such terror groups in Syria over the past few years.