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    The US-led coalition carried out 29 strikes against Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq on Monday, including 16 near the city of Raqqa that destroyed a terrorist drone, among others, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier on Tuesday, Operation Inherent Resolve denied reports that its partner force on the ground, the Syrian Democratic Forces, paused operations around Raqqa after suffering heavy casualties.

    "Near Raqqah [Raqqa], 16 strikes engaged 10 ISIS [Daesh] tactical units and destroyed 13 fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, a tactical vehicle and an UAS [unmanned aerial system]," the release stated on Tuesday.

    Nine additional coalition strikes in Syria on Monday destroyed oil stills, wells, and storage tanks as well as a warehouse and a Daesh fighting position near Abu Kamal, Al Shadaddi and Deir ez-Zor.

    In Iraq, the coalition said it conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against terrorist targets near Mosul, Qayyarah and Rawah.

    The strikes engaged Daesh tactical units and destroyed weapons caches, a building and a staging area, according to the release.


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