US-Led Coalition Conducts 13 Airstrikes Against Daesh in Syria’s Raqqa

© REUTERS / Rodi SaidSyrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters walk with their weapons, north of Raqqa city, Syria November 6, 2016.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters walk with their weapons, north of Raqqa city, Syria November 6, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve said that US-led coalition against the Daesh carried out 13 airstrikes against the group’s positions in Syria’s Raqqa governorate on Thursday.

A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter rests with his weapon on a vehicle camouflaged with mud, north of Raqqa city, Syria November 7, 2016 - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The US-led coalition against the Daesh carried out 13 airstrikes against the group’s positions in Syria’s Raqqa governorate on Thursday, Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

"Near Al Raqqah, three strikes engaged an Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh-held buildings, a fighting position, and oil production equipment," the release stated on Friday.

Near the city of Ayn Isa, 34 miles north, the coalition carried out 10 strikes, engaging three tactical units and destroying seven fighting positions, two vehicles, a checkpoint, a bunker and a vehicle borne improvised explosive device.

Three additional strikes near Deir Ezzor destroyed oil assets and damaged two supply routes, the release said.

In Iraq, the coalition carried out 12 airstrikes near six cities, including Mosul. The Mosul strikes engaged four Daesh tactical units and destroyed or damaged a number of mortar systems, buildings and a tunnel.

US-led coalition forces are waging two operations to oust the Islamic State from its stronghold in Mosul and its de facto capital in Raqqa.

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