The US-led coalition air forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 93 engagements against the Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria, according to statement of Operation Inherent Resolve.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the terror group Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS, banned in Russia) carried out 34 strikes consisting of 93 engagements in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, including six near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor that destroyed multiple oil assets, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.
“Near Dayr Az Zawr [Deir ez-Zor], six strikes destroyed 34 ISIS [Daesh] oil barrels, eight oil stills, five construction items, five oil trucks, four front-end loaders, three oil storage tanks, an oil distillation tank and a well-head,” the release stated on Thursday.
Twenty-three additional strikes in Syria destroyed Daesh-held buildings, a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) facility, sniper position, drone site and other targets near Al Shadaddi and Raqqa, the coalition said.
Five strikes consisting of 60 engagements in Iraq targeted the terror group near Bayji, Mosul and Rawah.
Operation Inherent Resolve said three strikes near Mosul destroyed 19 fighting positions, three IEDs, mortars, a rocket-propelled grenade system and others, while the two strikes near Bayji and Rawah destroyed vehicles, weapons, and a staging area.
The US-led coalition of 69 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.