WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Daesh conducted 22 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Sunday destroying the terrorist group’s positions and infrastructure, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.
"In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets," the release stated on Monday. "Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets."
The coalition airstrikes in Syria took place near the cities of Shadaddi, Raqqa and Mara, with particular focus on Manbij, where the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the United States, have begun an offensive against the terrorists.
The strikes hit Daesh tactical units, fighting positions and an artillery system, according to CENTCOM.
The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq since summer 2014.
Daesh has been designated as a terrorist organization and is 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.