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    The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIL), also known as Daesh, conducted four airstrikes in Syria and 10 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIL), also known as Daesh, conducted 14 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq resulting in the destruction of the terrorist group’s infrastructure, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release on Wednesday.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes using attack and fighter aircraft," CENTCOM stated. "Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Islamic State] targets."

    Airstrikes near three Syrian cities Raqqa, Hasaka and Mara and destroyed Daesh tactical units, fighting positions and workover rigs on Tuesday, the Central Command said.

    The coalition conducted 10 airstrikes near five Iraqi cities to the north and west of Baghdad, including Ramadi and Sinjar. The strikes destroyed multiple Daesh tactical units and fighting positions, as well as other targets, such as Daesh vehicles, according to the release.

    The Islamic State, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, is a terrorist group outlawed in many countries around the world, including the United States and Russia. The group has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate on territories under its control.


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