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    US-Led Coalition Against ISIL Conducts 23 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

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    In Syria US-led coalition military forces conducted six strikes using attack, fighter, and bomber aircraft, separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes using bomber, attack, and fighter aircraft against ISIL targets, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led Coalition against the Islamic State (ISIL) carried out 23 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, destroying the terrorist group’s headquarters and oil facilities, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Tuesday.

    “In Syria, coalition military forces conducted six strikes using attack, fighter, and bomber aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, attack, and fighter aircraft against ISIL targets,” CENTCOM stated.

    The coalition conducted its airstrikes on Monday near three Syria’s cities, including Kirkuk, Abu Kamal, and Dayr Az Zawr, hitting IS fighting positions, tactical units, buildings as well as oil facilities.

    The airstrikes near six Iraqi cities, including Mosul and Ramadi, destroyed multiple ISIL fighting positions, machine guns, mortar and sniper positions as well as heavy machine guns. Near the city of Sinjar, the anti-ISIL coalition also destroyed an ISIL headquarters.

    Russia also continues its air campaign against the ISIL in Syria, commenced on September 30 at the request of President Bashar Assad. Since the beginning of the air campaign, Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out around 1,800 sorties, destroying some 2,700 terrorist targets. Several hundreds of militants have been killed, dozens of command centers and depots destroyed.

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