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    An airstrike near the Syrian city of Manbij, carried out on October 18, hit three Islamic State tactical vehicles, CENTCOM said.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State conducted 18 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq resulting in the destruction of the terrorist group’s personnel and infrastructure, the US Central Command said in a statement on Monday.

    “In Syria, coalition military forces conducted one strike using fighter aircraft,” the statement read.

    Meanwhile, Russia has also continued its airstrikes campaign against ISIL in Syria. Over the past 24 hours, Russian Aerospace Forces have completed 33 sorties striking 49 terrorist facilities, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Russian airstrikes destroyed two command centers, three arms depots, two underground bunkers, 32 fighting positions in alpine terrain, nine fortified firing positions, as well as a plant producing firing platforms and reactive warheads.

    In Iraq, the coalition conducted 17 airstrikes near seven cities to the north and west of Baghdad, including Ramadi and Fallujah. The strikes hit multiple Islamic State vehicles, tactical units and fighting positions, as well as other infrastructure targets.

    “Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq using rocket artillery and bomber, fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft ISIL targets.”


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