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    The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out eight airstrikes in Syria and 24 in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The airstrikes in Syria on Tuesday destroyed multiple Daesh fighting positions, a building, a rocket system, two heavy machine guns, two mortar systems and two vehicles, according to the release.

    “In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft,” the release said. “In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq.”

    In Iraq, the Tuesday airstrikes destroyed several Daesh fighting positions, vehicles, a building, a crane, a bulldozer, as well as two Daesh excavators.

    Near the city of Ramadi, the airstrikes destroyed a Daesh  bunker, 19 Daesh fighting positions, three sniper positions, an anti-air artillery piece, as well as three Daesh command and control nodes, two Daesh bed down locations.

    The US-led coalition of some 60 nations has been carrying out strikes against the 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.

    Daesh, is a designated terrorist organization outlawed in numerous countries, including Russia.


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