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    According to the Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force, US-led coalition against the Daesh carried out five airstrikes Sunday against the terror group’s positions near Mosul, Iraq in support of operations to capture the city.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The US-led coalition against the Daesh carried out five airstrikes Sunday against the terror group’s positions near Mosul, Iraq in support of operations to capture the city, the Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force said in a press release.

    "Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four Daesh tactical units; destroyed seven mortar systems, four Daesh-held buildings, two vehicles, a VBIED [vehicle-borne improvised explosive device] factory, and a front-end loader; and damaged 31 supply routes," Monday’s release stated, using another abbreviation for the Daesh.

    Elsewhere in Iraq, the coalition carried out one strike each near five cities, destroying an anti-artillery system and Daesh-held buildings, and engaging tactical units.

    In Syria, the coalition carried out 11 airstrikes near six cities, including Raqqa and Manbij, the release added. The strikes destroyed numerous targets, including oil assets, mortar systems, a VBIED, a command-and-control node, and a weapons production facility.

    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 government of President Bashar Assad or by the United Nations Security Council.

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


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