"Near Ar Raqqah, seven strikes engaged five ISIL [Islamic State] tactical units; destroyed a VBIED [vehicle borne improvised explosive device], a VBIED storage facility, a weapons cache, and 11 fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit," the release stated on Wednesday.
The coalition conducted 14 additional airstrikes in Syria, including three in nearby Ayn Isa and seven near Deir ez-Zor, which destroyed excavators, a bulldozer and Daesh oil assets.
Last fall, local forces in Iraq and Syria backed by US-led coalition support launched operations to free both Mosul and Raqqa from Daesh control.
The US-led coalition of 68 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 UN Security Council.
The Daesh is outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries.