CENTCOM: US-Led Coalition Launches 24 Anti-Daesh Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

© AP Photo / French Air Force/ECPADThis photo released on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows a French army Rafale fighter jet taking off from an undisclosed air base as part of France's Operation Chammal launched in September 2015 in support of the US-led coalition against Islamic State group.
This photo released on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows a French army Rafale fighter jet taking off from an undisclosed air base as part of France's Operation Chammal launched in September 2015 in support of the US-led coalition against Islamic State group. - Sputnik International
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According to the US Central Command, the coalition carried out 24 airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against Daesh conducted 24 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq resulting in the destruction of the terrorist group’s infrastructure, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release on Friday.

"In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft," CENTCOM stated. "Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Islamic State] targets."

Airstrikes near three Syrian cities Raqqa, Manbij and Mara, were carried out on Thursday, and destroyed Daesh tactical units and gas and oil separation plant, according to the press release.

The coalition conducted 19 airstrikes on Thursday near nine Iraqi cities to the north and west of Baghdad, including Mosul, Ramadi and Tikrit. The strikes destroyed multiple Daesh tactical units and fighting positions, as well as Daesh headquarters and a command and control node.

Daesh, is a terrorist group outlawed in many countries including the United States and Russia; it has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate on territories under its control.

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