WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against Daesh (banned in Russia) destroyed 30 of the terror group’s fighting positions and numerous other targets with strikes in Syria on Sunday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.
"Near Raqqah, 24 strikes… destroyed 30 fighting positions, two vehicles, two command and control nodes, two mortar systems, a tunnel, a heavy machine gun, an IED [improvised explosive device] facility, and a VBIED [vehicle borne improvised explosive device] facility," the release stated on Monday.
The Raqqa strikes also engaged 11 Daesh units and damaged six fighting positions, the coalition said.
The coalition conducted four additional strikes in Syria on Sunday, destroying four Daesh oil stills, a mortar system and a vehicle and damaging other targets near Abu Kamal, Al Shadaddi and Deir ez-Zor.
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.