Iraq still needs US-led coalition’s anti-IS airstrikes: spox

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Iraq still needs airstrikes from the US-led coalition to snuff out what remains of the Islamic State group, a military spokesperson said a few days after combat troops from the coalition left the country. The Iraqi forces need strengthening and support “especially in the air force, air defense, army aviation and intelligence system fields,” The New Arab’s Arabic-language sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported spokesman Yehia Rasool as saying. Iraq particularly needs the coalition’s aviation to carry out strikes on IS remnants of the Iraq-Syria border, Rasool said. The Iraqi government said We…

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