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    US-led Coalition Against ISIL Carries Out 21 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

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    The airstrikes targeted IS fighting positions, tactical units and infrastructure, CENTCOM said.

    WASHINGTON, July 9 (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) carried out 21 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq against the extremist group on Wednesday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Thursday.

    “In Syria, coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes using bomber, fighter-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 14 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Islamic State] targets,” CENTCOM said.

    More than 12,000 IS fighters have been killed and approximately 7,500 pieces of equipment and infrastructure destroyed in nearly a year of coalition airstrikes, according to the US Defense Department.


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