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    US-Led Coalition Conducted 16 Airstrikes Against Daesh in Syria, Iraq on Aug. 6

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    The US-led coalition air forces launched eight strikes in Syria and eight strikes in Iraq against the Daesh targets, according to US Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition conducted 16 airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) jihadist group in Syria and Iraq on Saturday, US Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement.

    "Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight strikes in Syria… Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft and rocket artillery conducted eight strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government," the statement published on the US Defense Department website read.

    In Syria coalition airstrikes destroyed one Daesh oil tanker, seven tactical units, six fighting positions and an improvised explosive device.

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    n Iraq, the airstrikes destroyed Daesh training camp and headquarters in Qayyarah, wrecked munition and several combat machines, including one mortar system and three vehicles, according to US military.

    The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting anti-Daesh airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

    The ISIL, also known as Daesh in Arabic, is outlawed in the United States, Russia and many other nations.

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