WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US-led Coalition against the Islamic State conducted 11 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq resulting in the destruction of the terrorist group’s personnel and infrastructure, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Wednesday.
“In Syria, coalition military forces conducted four airstrikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft,” CENTCOM stated. “Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Islamic State] terrorists.”
Four airstrikes near Syrian cities Hasakah, Aleppo and Kobani, carried out on June 16, 2015, hit three Islamic State tactical units, destroyed two of the terrorist group’s antenna arrays and a vehicle, CENTCOM said.
The Coalition conducted seven airstrikes near five Iraqi cities to the north and west of Baghdad, including Mosul and Baghdadi. The airstrikes hit two Islamic State tactical units and a mortar firing positon, destroyed three fighting positons, a resupply vehicle, a staging area and two armored vehicles, among other infrastructure targets.
“As part of our campaign, Daesh [Islamic State] is being systematically removed from the battlefield,” Brigadier General Thomas Weidley said in the statement.
The airstrikes are a part of the Coalition’s Operation Inherent Resolve aimed to eliminate the Islamic State, according to the statement. The Coalition has been carrying airstrikes since August 2014.