05:02 GMT09 March 2021
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    The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out 11 airstrikes on Thursday near the Syrian city of Manbij destroying six terrorists tactical units and 18 fighting positions, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In the beginning of June, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the United States, have begun an offensive on Manbij to free the city from terrorists.

    "Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck six separate ISIL [Daesh] tactical units and destroyed 18 ISIL fighting positions and damaged an ISIL-used bridge," CENTCOM stated on Friday.

    Meanwhile in Iraq, six coalition airstrikes near six cities, including Ramadi and Mosul, destroyed Daesh fighting positions, an oil tanker storage area and an explosives production and storage facility, among other targetrs, the Central Command noted.

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    Daesh, US-led coalition, Manbij, Syria
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