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    The US-led anti-Daesh coalition conducted five airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Daesh conducted five airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, hitting terrorists’ headquarters near the Syrian city of Raqqa, Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    "Near Ar Raqqah, one strike engaged a Daesh headquarters building," the release stated on Thursday.

    An additional airstrike in Syria targeted oil pump jacks near Abu Kamal.

    In Iraq, the coalition hit a Daesh bunker and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device staging area near the city of Rawah. In Mosul, a strike destroyed a tactical unit, terrorist-held buildings, and a bridge, among other targets.

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

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


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