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    US-Led Coalition Launches 24 Airstrikes Against Daesh in Syria, Iraq

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    The US-led coalition military forces against the Daesh terrorist group conducted seven strikes in Syria and 17 strikes in Iraq, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition launched 24 airstrikes against Islamic State (IS or Daesh) terrorist group members in Syria and Iraq targeting weapons caches, fighting positions, and IS headquarters, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a statement on Tuesday.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted seven strikes using ground-attack, attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets," CENTCOM said. "Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket artillery, attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets."

    Coalition forces launched seven airstrikes throughout three Syrian cities on Monday, destroying an Daesh house borne improvised explosive device near Ayn Isa, a large tactical unit, gas and oil separation plant modular refinery close to Dayr Az Zawr, as well as a heavy machine gun position, tactical units and a facility near Mara.

    Meanwhile in Iraq, the coalition forces conducted more than two dozen airstrikes in and around 12 Iraqi cities including Mosul and Ramadi, targeting staging areas, rocket positions, vehicle borne improvised explosive device, heavy machine gun and fighting positions as well as Daesh headquarters.


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