US-Led Coalition Hits Islamic State Positions in Syria, Iraq - Pentagon

© AP Photo / Senior Airman Matthew Bruch, U.S. Air Forcea fighter jet flies over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State group targets in Syria
a fighter jet flies over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State group targets in Syria - Sputnik International
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The US-led Coalition against the Islamic State conducted 18 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against the terrorist group’s personnel and infrastructure, according to a US Central Command (CENTCOM) release on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The airstrikes are a part of Operation Inherent Resolve, whose goal is to eliminate the Islamic State and the threat it poses to Iraq, Syria and the rest of the world.

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“In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 airstrikes using attack, bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft,” CENTCOM reported. “Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes.”

Airstrikes in Syria eliminated two ISIL tactical units, two fighting positions and an excavator near Al Hasakah; a tactical unit and a vehicle near Dayr Az Zawr; and three ISIL tactical units, seven fighting positions, and a vehicle near Kobani.

In Iraq, airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tactical unit and two fighting positions near Bayji; a tactical unit and a fighting position near Fallujah; a defensive position near Mosul; two tactical units, a fighting position and a resupply cache near Ramadi; and a tactical unit and a vehicle near Tal Afar.

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