US drops 40 tons of bombs on IS-'infested' island in Iraq

The U.S.-led coalition says American warplanes have dropped 36,000 kilograms (40 tons) of bombs on an Island "infested" with members of the Islamic State group on the Tigris River

BAGHDAD -- The U.S.-led coalition says American warplanes have dropped 36,000 kilograms (40 tons) of bombs on an Island in the Tigris River "infested" with members of the Islamic State group.

The coalition said F15 and F35 warplanes took part in the bombing on Qanus Island in the central province of Salaheddine, north of the capital Baghdad.

IS sleeper cells have since carried out deadly bombings in Iraq.

A video released by the military showed massive explosions creating mushroom clouds billowing from the island that appeared to have been subjected to carpet bombing.