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    The US-led coalition to counter the Daesh terrorist group has announced the destruction of the extremists' assets in both Iraq and Syria, including a chemical weapons factory near Deir ez-Zor.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US-led coalition strikes against the Daesh terror group (banned in Russia) on Monday destroyed a chemical weapons factory near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    "Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed 13 ISIS [Daesh] oil stills, an oil storage barrel and an ISIS chemical weapons factory," the release stated on Tuesday.

    The coalition carried out 17 additional strikes in Syria, destroying 14 Daesh fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, a vehicle bomb improvised explosive device (VBIED) facility and other targets near Raqqa and Al Shadaddi.

    In Iraq, the coalition conducted nine strikes consisting of 12 engagements against Daesh targets near Al Huwayjah, Al Qaim, Mosul, Rawah and Tal Afar, the Task Force said.

    The strikes engaged Daesh units, destroyed a VBIED storage facility, weapons, explosives and supplies, according to the release.

    The US-led coalition of more than 70 members is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against Daesh 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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