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    US-Led Coalition Against ISIL Launches 25 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

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    In Syria, the US-led coalition military forces conducted eight strikes in Syria and 17 airstrikes in Iraq using remotely piloted and fighter aircraft, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State conducted 25 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, further degrading the terrorist group’s personnel and infrastructure, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a release on Thursday.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes using remotely piloted and fighter aircraft," CENTCOM stated.

    The airstrikes in Syria destroyed four Islamic State tactical units, six vehicles and a fighting position, according to the release.

    In Iraq, the coalition launched 17 airstrikes that eliminated seven Islamic State tactical units, three vehicles, 23 fighting positions and five staging areas.

    Meanwhile, Russia has also continued its airstrikes campaign against the Islamic State in Syria.

    On Wednesday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General-Major Igor Konashenkov said Russian aircraft eliminated a terrorist command center and arms depot in the governorates of Hama and Latakia.

    A Syrian military source said on Thursday that Abu Bakr al-Shishani, leader of Jaish al-Sham terrorist group, has been killed in a Russian airstrike in the Homs province.

    Since the beginning of the Russian air campaign on September 30, the Russian Air Force has carried out about 500 airstrikes, killing some 300 militants and destroying numerous command centers, training camps and ammunition depots.

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