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    The US-led coalition air forces launched four strikes in Syria and four more in Iraq near the city of Mosul against the Daesh targets, according to Operation Inherent Resolve Joint Task Force.

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, carried out eight airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, Operation Inherent Resolve Joint Task Force said in a press release.

    "In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes using attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft against ISIL targets," the release stated on Monday.

    One strike near Shadaddi destroyed three Daesh fighting positions while another near Ayn Isa engaged a tactical unit, the task force said. Two airstrikes carried out near Raqqa destroyed two Daesh fighting positions.

    In Iraq, the coalition conducted four airstrikes near the city of Mosul, destroying six Daesh tactical units, multiple buildings, vehicles and bridges, as well as a bunker, mortar system and a media center, the release said. The strikes also damaged five supply routes and suppressed tactical units.

    The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh in Syria and Iraq since 2014. The strikes in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the United Nations Security Council.

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

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