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    US-Led Coalition Conducts 12 Strikes Against Daesh in Syria’s Raqqa

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    The US-led coalition against Daesh, which is outlawed in Russia, carried out 23 strikes in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday, including 12 in near Raqqa, Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The coalition carried out five other strikes in Syria near three cities, including Deir ez-Zor. Those strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units, destroyed oil storage tanks, a Daesh command and control node, two vehicles, a well-head and six oil stills.

    "Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 11 Daesh tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, two vehicles and a tactical vehicle," the release stated on Wednesday.

    In Iraq, six strikes were conducted near four cities, including Rawah and Tikrit, engaging tactical units, destroying staging areas, a vehicle storage area, and three IS-held buildings among others, the release added.

    There were also nine additional strikes carried out near Raqqa on Monday that closed in the past 24 hours. Those strikes engaged Daesh tactical units, destroyed a fighting position and an IS command and control node.

    The US-led coalition of more than 70 members is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The strikes in Iraq are conducted in support of the Iraqi government, but those in Syria are not authorized by the UN Security Council or the government of President Bashar Assad.

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