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    Anti-Daesh US-led Coalition Launches Two Strikes in Syria, Ten in Iraq

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    The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) carried out 12 airstrikes on Monday on the terrorist group’s positions and infrastructure in Syria and Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition of nearly 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh first in Iraq and later in Syria since 2014 — albeit without the approval of the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.

    “In Syria, coalition military forces conducted two strikes using attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets,” the release said on Tuesday. “Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using ground-attack, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets.”

    In Syria, the coalition’s airstrikes were waged near two locations, Al Shadaddi and Mara, and destroyed a Daesh vehicle and an artillery piece, according to the Joint Task Force.

    In Iraq, coalition forces targeted sites near five towns, including al-Baghdadi, Albu Hayat, and Kisik. The strikes destroyed a Daesh bunker, three fighting positions, four rocket rails, a fuel tanker, a front end loader one vehicle, as well as assembly area.

    The Daesh, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, is a terrorist organization prohibited in many countries around the world, including the United States and Russia.

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