U.S. determined to eliminate Islamic State

ARA News 

Istanbul, Turkey – The U.S. Central Command issued a statement saying that American warplanes launched four airstrikes against headquarters of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in Syria on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, the U.S.-led international coalition launched nine raids against locations of the radical group in Iraq. 

The statement pointed out that the American fighter jets bombed targets for the IS radical group near the embattled Kurdish city of Kobane (Ain al-Arab) on the border with Turkey, resulting in the destruction of an IS-led military unit and four combat positions. 

According to the Central Command, the U.S.-led coalition’s fighter jets and the drones targeted the Mosul Dam area in northern Iraq with four raids and destroyed a combat unit as well as a military warehouse held by the extremist group in the area. 

The IS-held areas in Sinjar in northwestern Iraq were also targeted by the coalition on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defence (Pentagon) announced that the American airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria costs 8.3 million dollar everyday.

On Monday, the Pentagon said in updated figures that the average daily cost of the fight against IS militants has risen to $8.3 million, or a total of $580 million between August 8 and October 16.


Reporting by: Mohammed ash-Shami

Source: ARA News

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