US-Led Coalition Strikes Destroy Daesh Supply Routes, Oil Assets in Syria

© REUTERS / Ammar AbdullahDamaged trucks are pictured after an airstrike on a truck parking lot in the rebel-held town of Atareb in Aleppo province, Syria August 3, 2016
Damaged trucks are pictured after an airstrike on a truck parking lot in the rebel-held town of Atareb in Aleppo province, Syria August 3, 2016 - Sputnik International
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US-led coalition against the Daesh terrorist group destroyed the group’s supply routes near the city of Raqqa, according to the US Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

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US-Led Coalition Destroys Daesh's Supply Routes Near Syria’s Raqqa
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Airstrikes of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) on Monday destroyed the group’s supply routes near its de facto capital of Raqqa, along with oil infrastructure targets, the US Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement.

"Near Ar Raqqah [Raqqa], five strikes engaged two ISIL [Islamic State] weapons caches and destroyed 11 supply routes," the statement said on Tuesday.

Ten additional airstrikes in Syria destroyed multiple oil tanker trucks, tactical units, and a command and control node, the statement noted.

In Iraq, the coalition conducted nine strikes coordinated with the government of Iraq. The strikes destroyed Daesh tactical units, buildings ammunition caches and headquarters buildings, the Task Force said.

Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since the summer of 2014. In Syria, however, the coalition is acting without the approval of the legitimate government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.

The Islamic State, also known as Daesh in Arabic, has been designated as a terrorist organization and is outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries throughout the world.

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