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    The US-led coalition against the Daesh destroyed rocket rails, a tunnel entrance, and 11 vehicle-borne improvised explosive device factories near the Iraqi city of Sultan Abdallah, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) hit buildings and a barracks with airstrikes near the Iraqi city of Sultan Abdallah on Sunday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.

    "Near Sultan Abdallah, five strikes engaged two ISIL [Islamic State] headquarters building and a barracks, and destroyed rocket rails, a tunnel entrance, and 11 vehicle-borne improvised explosive device factories," the release stated on Monday.

    The coalition conducted eight additional airstrikes in Iraq near the cities of Al Baghdadi, Haditha, Hit, Mosul, Qayyarah, Ramadi and Tal Afar. The strikes destroyed rocket systems, rocket rails, tactical units, vehicles, staging areas, tunnel entrances and weapons caches.

    Two strikes in Syria destroyed a wellhead and pump jack near the cities of Abu Kamal and Ar Raqqah.

    The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh 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.

    The Islamic State, also known as Daesh in Arabic, is outlawed in the Russia and numerous other countries.


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