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    Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, inspect the Tabqa dam on March 27, 2017, which has been recently partially recaptured, as part of their battle for the jihadists' stronghold in nearby Raqa

    US-Led Coalition Conducts 5 Strikes Against Daesh Near Tabqa in Syria

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    The US-led coalition conducted 30 strikes consisting of 72 engagements against Daesh in Syria and Iraq on Monday, including five strikes near Tabqa in Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Monday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said its specialists found no problems with the dam in Tabqa after media reports said it was damaged in fighting between SDF and Daesh. Operation Inherent Resolve said the dam was in no immediate danger.

    "Near Tabqah, five strikes engaged two ISIS [Daesh] tactical units; and destroyed a front-end loader and a vehicle," the release stated on Tuesday.

    Ten strikes near Abu Kamal, Al Shadaddi, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa on Monday destroyed terrorist oil assets, barges, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), a tank and multiple vehicles and engaged Daesh tactical units.

    In Iraq, the coalition conducted 10 strikes consisting of 40 engagements near five cities. Four strikes near Bayji, Kisik, Rawah and Tal Afar destroyed a VBIED, weapons caches, vehicles, a drone and a front-end loader and engaged Islamic State tactical units.

    Six additional strikes near Mosul destroyed Daesh fighting positions, mortar systems, two VBIEDs, a VBIED facility and a tactical vehicle; engaged tactical units and suppressed tactical units and mortar teams.

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