The US-led coalition against Daesh (banned in Russia) has carried out dozens of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, destroying the terrorist group’s fighting positions and equipment.
The US-led coalition against Daesh (banned in Russia) destroyed 37 of the terror group’s fighting positions and numerous other targets with strikes near Raqqa, Syria on Monday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.
“Near Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged 17 ISIS [Daesh] tactical units and destroyed 37 fighting positions, two command and control nodes, two weapons caches, two vehicles, and a weapons depot,” the release stated on Tuesday.
The coalition conducted four additional strikes in Syria, destroying an explosives factory, well-heads and a weapons cache near Abu Kamal and Deir ez-Zor.
In Iraq, the coalition carried out six strikes near Al Qaim, Bashir, Kisik and Rawah. The strikes destroyed Daesh oil stills, a supply site, vehicles, a Daesh-held building and other targets.
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.