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    The US-led coalition against the Islamic State carried out 14 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the terrorist group.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State carried out 14 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the terrorist group, which is also known as Daesh, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release on Tuesday.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted six strikes using attack and remotely piloted aircraft," the release stated.

    Monday’s airstrike near the city of Ayn Isa wounded two Daesh fighters, while two strikes near Manbij destroyed a Daesh excavator and building. Three additional airstrikes near the city of Mara struck three tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and wounded a fighter.

    "Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using fighter and bomber aircraft against ISIL [Islamic State] targets," the CENTCOM added.

    Four strikes near Ramadi on Monday destroyed multiple Daesh machine guns, fighting positions and a staging area. Similarly, three strikes near the city of Sinjar and one strike near Al Huwayjah destroyed fighting positions, machine guns and a vehicle borne improvised explosive device factory.

    The US-led coalition of 65 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq since August 2014 and in Syria since September 2014, but without the approval of the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.

    Russia has also continued its aerial campaign in Syria against Daesh, which began on September 30 at the request of the Syrian government. The Russian campaign has resulted in the destruction of well over 3,000 targets.

    Daesh terror group is outlawed in Russia as well as in numerous other countries.


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