US drops 40 tonnes of bombs to ‘wipe out’ ISIS-infested island

An island “infested” with ISIS fighters was annihilated by almost 40 tonnes of bombs dropped from US warplanes. Dramatic aerial footage shows explosions as bombs hit Qanus Island followed by huge mushroom clouds billowing into the air over the Tigris River in Iraq. The island had become a “safe haven” and “major transit hub” for the terrorists, who hid within thick vegetation, as they moved into Iraq from neighbouring Syria, the US-led coalition said. But the hideout was obliterated and an unknown number of jihadists were killed as US Air…

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