U.S.-led coalition launches 22 new strikes against ISIS

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ARA News

Damascus, Syria – Under the leadership of the U.S., the international coalition launched 22 airstrikes against locations of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in Syria and Iraq on Monday. 

The Combined Joint Task Force reported that 12 strikes were carried out in Syria and 10 other in Iraq, hitting strongholds and military units of the radical group. 

According to the Joint Task Force, the strikes in Iraq hit the vicinity of the strategically northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, as well as near the towns of  Tal Afar, Falluja, Ramdi and Mosul.

Six units of IS were reportedly destroyed in Iraq on Monday, beside a weapons factory and several armored vehicles.

“These engagements were in support of the 7th Iraqi Army, local police and tribal fighters engaged in fighting with ISIL forces in the vicinity of Dulab,” Joint Task Force said in a statement. 

Syria’s strikes, on the other hand, centered around the border city of Kobani, Raqqa, Aleppo and Hasakah, causing the death of dozens militants as well as destroying various fighting positions and military vehicles. 

 

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi

Source: ARA News 

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