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    According to Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition carried out 16 airstrikes against Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria destroying the group's infrastructure.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The US-led coalition carried out 16 airstrikes against Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria destroying the group's infrastructure, the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a press release on Wednesday.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted three strikes using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft," the release said. "Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets."

    Sunday's airstrikes in Syria were carried out near Raqqah, Abu Kamal, and al-Hawl, and destroyed three Daesh cranes, two buildings, a vehicle, as well as struck an Daesh-used earthen bridge, according to the Joint Task Force.

    Meanwhile in Iraq, the airstrikes conducted on Sunday near six towns, including Mosul, al-Baghdadi, Sinjar, Ramadi, destroyed multiple Daesh fighting positions, tactical units and buildings, as well as three bunkers and a communications facility, the release said.

    Since 2014, the US-led coalition of some 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State first in Iraq and later Syria — albeit without the approval of the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.

    The Islamic State, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, is a terrorist organization prohibited in many countries around the world, including the United States and Russia.


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