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    In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria

    US-Led Coalition Strikes Hit Daesh Chemical Weapons Storage Near Raqqa

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    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)

    The US-led coalition against Daesh conducted 13 airstrikes against the jihadist group in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, hitting terrorists’ chemical weapons storage facility near the Syrian city of Raqqa, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq since 2014. However, the strikes in Syria are not authorized by the legitimate government of President Bashar Assad or by the UN Security Council.

    "Near Ar Raqqah, one strike engaged an ISIL [Daesh] chemical weapons storage facility," the release stated on Wednesday.

    Four additional airstrikes in Syria targeted Daesh oil well heads, pump jacks and tactical units near the cities of Abu Kamal and Shaddadi.

    In Iraq, the coalition carried out eight airstrikes near five cities, including Mosul and Sinjar. The airstrikes destroyed tactical units, weapons caches, supply routes and tunnels, among other targets, the task force said.

    Daesh is outlawed in the United States, Russia and other countries.

    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)


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