US-Led Coalition Conducts 10 Airstrikes Against Daesh in Syria's Palmyra

© AP Photo / French ArmyThis photo released on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French army Rafale fighter jets on the tarmac of 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 Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French army Rafale fighter jets on the tarmac of 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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The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out 18 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Thursday, including ten strikes near the Syrian city of Palmyra, Operation Inherent Resolve Joint Task Force said in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq since 2014. The strikes in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the United Nations Security Council.

Syrian army soldiers drive past the Arch of Triumph in the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria. (File) - Sputnik International
Palmyra Events Result of Discordant Actions of US-Led Coalition, Syria, Russia

"Near Palmyra, 10 strikes engaged an ISIL [Daesh] tactical unit; destroyed 14 tanks, three artillery systems, two ISIL-held buildings, two tactical vehicles, and an air defense artillery system," the release stated on Friday.

Five more strikes in Syria hit the cities of Deir ez-Zor and Ayn Isa, engaging Daesh tactical units and destroying terrorist-held buildings, tanks, artillery systems, an air defense artillery system and two supply routes, according to the release.

The coalition also conducted three airstrikes in Iraq, including one near Mosul. The strikes engaged multiple Daesh tactical units, destroyed terrorist-held buildings, fighting positions, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, a heavy machine gun, and a mortar.

Daesh is outlawed in the United States, Russia and many other countries.

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