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    The US-led coalition air forces launched 22 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against the Daesh targets, including eight strikes near the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to the statement of US Central Command.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, conducted 22 airstrikes against the group’s positions in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, destroying numerous targets near the Iraqi city of Mosul, US Central Command said in a press release.

    "Near Mosul, eight strikes engaged three ISIL [Islamic State] tactical units; destroyed three VBIEDs, three mortar systems, two vehicles, two ISIL-held buildings, a weapons cache, an anti-aircraft artillery system, a front-end loader, a VBIED facility, and a command and control node; damaged a supply route and two tunnels; and suppressed a tank," the release stated on Wednesday.

    Additionally, the coalition conducted four strikes near the cities of Al Huwayjah, Haditha and Rawah and destroyed a Daesh anti-aircraft artillery system, three bunkers and an armored personnel carrier.

    In Syria, the coalition carried out six airstrikes, destroying a vehicle, six oil tanker trucks, three oil well heads and damaging supply routes near Abu Kamal, Al Shadaddi and Deir Ezzor.

    Four additional strikes near Ayn Isa engaged three Daesh tactical units and damaged two fighting positions, a vehicle and a supply route, Central Command said.

    US-led coalition forces are waging two operations to oust the Daesh from its stronghold in Mosul and its de facto capital in Raqqa.


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