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    US-Led Coalition Conducts 35 Airstrikes Against Daesh in Iraq, Syria

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    The US-led coalition against Daesh conducted 35 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Monday, hitting the terrorist group’s positions and infrastructure, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In Syria, the coalition carried out 15 strikes near the city of Manbij, hitting 13 separate Daesh units and destroying fighting positions, vehicles, a cave entrance and a command and control node.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes using bomber, attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets," the release stated on Tuesday. "Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets."

    The coalition launched three additional strikes against a Daesh unit, command and control node, headquarters and vehicle near Mara.

    In Iraq, the coalition carried out 17 airstrikes near ten cities, including four near Fallujah, hitting two separate units, a vehicle borne improvised explosive device factory, a weapons cache and a fighting position. In addition, the airstrikes destroyed three heavy machine guns and a front end loader, CENTCOM stated.

    Iraqi Security Forces and Shia militias, backed by US airstrikes, launched the offensive to retake Fallujah on May 22.

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

    The infamous terror group is outlawed in numerous countries, including in the United States and Russia.


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