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Anti-Daesh Coalition Destroys Arms Smuggling Tunnel in Iraqi Mosul

© AP Photo / JACOB SILBERBERGThe view from a helicopter as it flies above the dam in Mosul, Iraq.
The view from a helicopter as it flies above the dam in Mosul, Iraq. - Sputnik International
A US-led coalition has bombed positions of the Daesh jihadist group near the besieged northern Iraqi city of Mosul, destroying its arms smuggling tunnel and eliminating 75 terrorists, local media reported Thursday, citing Iraqi military sources.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) The tunnel, which linked two villages south of Mosul, was used by Daesh extremists to transport vehicles with explosive devices and toxic substances, the Iraqi Media News Agency said.

According to the source, 40 Daesh militants, including Daesh foreigners, were eliminated in the airstrike on the tunnel, while 35 terrorists were killed in another airstrike on the neighboring village.

The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh, outlawed in Russia and the United States, in Iraq since August 2014.

In March, the US Department of Defense admitted to establishing firebase in northern Iraq to support Iraqi forces in retaking Mosul from the extremists that captured the city in June 2014.

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