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    Saudi Arabia Reveals Number of Airstrikes Against Daesh in Syria

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    Saudi Arabia conducted over 340 airstrikes against the targets of Daesh terrorist group in Syria since the establishment of the US-led international coalition, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Asiri, a military adviser to Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry, said Sunday.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) — The international coalition, comprising 68 countries, was created in 2014.

    "Saudi fighter aircraft carried out 341 strikes since the beginning of the international campaign against Daesh, and all of them were directed against Daesh targets in Syria," Asiri said in an interview with Makkah newspaper.

    In January, Riyadh hosted a meeting of general staff chiefs from 14 members of the US-led coalition.

    The representatives of Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE and the United States discussed possible ways to boost coalition efforts aimed at destroying Daesh.

    Saudi Arabia, as well as the US-led coalition, is conducting an aerial operation in Syria without the UN Security Council's approval or Syrian authorities' request.


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    • Rick Sanchez
      Is anyone actually buying this BS?
    • avatar
      Saudi Arabia helps Syrian refugees by undertaking them in Saudi and offering them many chances to live a respectful life until their country is safe enough for anyone there to live peacefully without the dictator Assad.
      Please have a look at the Saudi continuous efforts for helping Syrian refugees to understand that the coalition is for their own good.
    • avatar
      Who funds Assad through the state of destruction caused by Assad himself?
      Answer: Iran.
      You now see why Saudi is defending its position and supporting Syria as much as Saudi can for them to be independent from any outside interference. Iran funds and arms this country no matter how much harm it can be done, all because of their aim to control and destruct the region.
    • avatar
      Over 340 huh? Damn...I was gonna guess 0 haha.
    • avatar
      Cruel Parents, how can they be so false?
      Really bombed their own "child"?
      When did it happen?
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