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    US-Led Coalition Hits Daesh Positions in Iraq, Syria With 25 Airstrikes

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    The US-led coalition against the Daesh terrorist group conducted seven strikes in Syria and 18 strikes in Iraq, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as Daesh, conducted 25 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Sunday destroying the terrorists’ infrastructure and targets, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted seven strikes using attack, ground-attack and fighter aircraft against ISIL [Islamic State] targets," the release stated on Monday. "Additionally in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, ground-attack and fighter aircraft against ISIL targets."

    The seven coalition airstrikes near four Syrian cities, including Raqqa and Hawl, destroyed multiple Daesh fighting positions and tactical units, along with a rocket system, according to CENTCOM.

    The US-led coalition also conducted 18 airstrikes near ten Iraqi cities to the north and west of Baghdad, including Fallujah, Hit and Mosul. The strikes destroyed multiple Daesh tactical units, and fighting positions, as well as bunkers and boats.

    The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, is a terrorist group outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries. The infamous group has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate on territories under its control.

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


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