The Belgian Defence Ministry reports that the F-16s bombed IS fighters that were attacking Iraqi troops West of Bagdad. The IS fighters are reported to have been killed.
Belgium currently has F-16 fighter jets stationed in Jordan. They’re participation in the US-led campaign against IS forces in Iraq.
Up until Sunday they had only carried out reconnaissance missions. In recent years Belgian Air Force F-16s have been deployed on missions fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan and against the forces of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.