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April 2014 Iraqi–Syrian border airstrike
Part of Syrian civil war
Operational scope Interdiction
Planned by Iraq
Objective Destroy a convoy attempting to penetrate Iraq
Date April 27, 2014 (2014-04-27)
Executed by Iraqi Air Force
Outcome Destruction of the convoy[1]
Casualties At least 8[2]


April 2014 Iraqi–Syrian border airstrike refers to a bombing by the Iraqi Air Force of a fuel-tanker convoy on the Syrian-Iraqi border, taking place on 27 April 2014.[1] Reportedly, the airstrike took place when the convoy attempted to penetrate Iraq's border from Syria. [3]

According to the Brigadier General Saad Maan, an interior ministry spokesman, ""The army struck eight tanker trucks in Wadi Suwab inside Syrian territory as they were trying to enter Iraqi territory to provide the (jihadist) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with fuel."[3]

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