"In Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes using bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against Daesh targets," the release stated on Friday. "Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq using ground-attack, attack, and fighter aircraft against Daesh targets."
The coalition carried out eight strikes near the Syrian city of Manbij, hitting eight separate Islamic State units and destroying 11 positions and a vehicle. Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an oil pump jack.
Eight additional strikes throughout Iraq destroyed Daesh units, mortar and weapons systems, bunkers and fighting positions.
The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against the Daesh in Syria and Iraq since the summer of 2014. The strikes in Syria are conducted without the approval of the country’s legitimate government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.