03:16 GMT26 May 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out 21 airstrikes in Iraq and three strikes in Syria on Wednesday, targeting the terror group’s tactical units, supply caches and other assets, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — CENTCOM pointed out that coalition rocket artillery, bomber, ground-attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft were involved in the aerial attacks in Iraq.

    "Near Mosul, six strikes struck five separate ISIL [Islamic State] tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL supply cache and an ISIL command and control node," the statement noted on Thursday.

    In Syria, the coalition carried out airstrikes against Daesh tactical units in two cities, destroying vehicles and a rocket system near Dayr Az Zawr and a battle tank near Mara. A third airstrike near Abu Kamal hit a Daesh oil well head.

    The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against Daesh, since the summer of 2014.

    Also on Wednesday, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford held bilateral meetings with senior Iraqi officials ahead of an expected push by the Iraqi military to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh.


    US-Led Coalition Steps Up Airstrikes Against Daesh in Mosul - CENTCOM
    Russian Ties in Central Asia Threaten US Interests - CENTCOM Chief Nominee
    CENTCOM Nominee Would Not Rule Out US-Russia Communication on Syria
    US-led coalition, airstrike, Daesh, CENTCOM, Iraq, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook