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    Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve announced that US-led coalition against the Islamic State launched 24 airstrikes against the terrorist group positions in Syria and in Iraq.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The US-led coalition against the Islamic State launched 24 airstrikes against the terrorist group positions in Syria and in Iraq, particularly near Ramadi and Mosul, the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve announced in a statement on Thursday.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted six strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft," the statement said. "In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and attack, fighter, and bomber aircraft against Daesh, also known as ISIL/The Islamic State targets."

    The coalition strikes in Iraq were concentrated in and around five cities, including Ramadi and Mosul. They targeted fighting positions; five command and control nodes; heavy machine guns and rockets; and blocked off access to terrain in Ramadi.

    Meanwhile in Syria, the coalition targeted fighting positions and a logistic facility in and around the areas of Ayn Isa, Mar’a and Manbij as well as military equipment.

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

    The Islamic State, also known as Daesh in Arabic, is a designated terrorist organization that is outlawed in numerous countries, including in Russia.


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