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    US-Led Coalition Conducts 26 Strikes on Daesh Positions in Syria, Iraq

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    The US-led coalition against the Daesh conducted 12 strikes in Syria and 14 strikes in Iraq, according to US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh) conducted 26 airstrikes against the terror group’s positions in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.

    "In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes using bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Islamic State] targets," the release stated Monday. "Additional in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq."

    The dozen airstrikes in Syria were launched near three cities, including Manbij and Mara, and destroyed Daesh oil wellheads, tactical units, fighting positions, and an Daesh headquarters.

    In Iraq, 14 strikes hit positions near six cities, including Mosul and Ramadi, destroying tactical units, vhicles, mortar systems, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory and supply cache.

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

    The Islamic State terrorist group is outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries throughout the world.


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