WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US-led coalition commander Lt. Gen. Steven Townsend said on Tuesday that the terror group will likely turn to insurgency after it loses its territory. Townsend also said the US military has started training the Iraqi military to address this threat.
On Sunday, fighters of the anti-terrorist unit of the Iraqi armed forces raised a national flag on the banks of the Tigris River in the historical part Mosul. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi later arrived in the city to declare its liberation from Daesh.
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For the second day in a row, the US-led coalition targeted terrorist-controlled oil assets.
Moreover, near the Syrian city of Raqqa, three airstrikes destroyed a fighting position and a mortar tube.
Meanwhile, in Iraq, the coalition conducted five strikes near the two locations of Mosul and Qayyarah, and destroyed 18 fighting positions, seven medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenades, systems, two mortar systems, and two vehicles.