WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against Daesh carried out 21 airstrikes against the terror group's positions in Syria and Iraq on Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.
“In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes using bomber, ground-attack, attack, and fighter aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets,” the release said on Tuesday. “Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted seven strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.”
In Syria, the airstrikes destroyed 10 Daesh oil tankers, a mortar system, multiple fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, a rocket propelled grenade, and a weapons cache near the towns of Raqqa, Manbij, and Mara, according to the release.
The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting anti-Daesh airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since 2014. The airstrikes in Syria, however, are not authorized by the legitimate government of President Bashar Assad or by the UN Security Council.
Daesh is outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries.