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    The US-led coalition launched 27 airstrikes against Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq destroying their buildings, vehicles, and bunkers, the US Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The airstrikes conducted in Syria on Monday targeted Daesh fighting positions, mortar systems, vehicles, vehicle borne improvised explosive device and buildings throughout five Syrian cities.

    “In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets,” the release said.

    In Iraq, the coalition launched two dozen airstrikes on Monday against Daesh tactical units, mortar and fighting positions, staging areas as well as destroyed bunkers and blocked off access to terrain in and around eight Iraqi cities including Mosul, Ramadi, Tikrit and Fallujah.

    “Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets.”

    News of the latest strikes come as the cessation of hostilities between the Syrian government and armed opposition groups is held after it had been officially implemented on Saturday in a bid to end the country’s ongoing civil war.

    Despite the ceasefire, the US coalition and Russia have both vowed to continue airstrikes against Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups, which are not included in the ceasefire deal.

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