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    US Strikes in Syria Target Daesh Tactical Units Near Tabqa

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    The US-led coalition conducted 14 strikes consisting of 64 engagements against Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq on Thursday, including two tactical units near Tabqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Three additional strikes in Syria on Thursday damaged three Daesh supply routes near Deir ez-Zor, and four others near Raqqa engaged nine terrorist tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.

    "Near Tabqah, two strikes engaged two ISIS [Daesh] tactical units, destroyed a fighting position, and damaged a supply route," the release stated on Friday.

    In Iraq, the coalition conducted five strikes consisting of 54 engagements near Mosul.

    The strikes engaged five Daesh tactical units, destroyed four fighting positions, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, a command-and-control node and a tunnel, and damaged five fighting positions and four supply routes.

     

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