U.S.-led coalition renews strikes against ISIL strongholds in Syria

ARA News 

Qamishli, Syria – On Monday, locals reported fighter jets of the international coalition (led by the United States) bombed sites belong to militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL), an al-Qaeda offshoot, in the countryside al-Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria, and engaged in sorties over the areas under IS control in the province. 

Dilovan Mohammed, a civil rights activist based in al-Hasakah, reported to ARA News that coalition’s sorties were centered on Mount Abdulaziz, while the fighter jets targeted IS’ headquarters in Maghluja area south of al-Hasakah.

Muhammad also said that the coalition aircrafts launched exploratory sorties over the city and the towns of Shaddadi, Mergeda, and Abu al-hop in southern al-Hasakah, as well as the town of Tel Hamis in the countryside of Qamishli,in  northeastern Syria. 

In the meantime, activists reported that the pro-regime warplanes bombed the town of Tel Hamis with barrel bombs, killing and injuring dozens of civilians. 

Also, the U.S. Central Command announced carrying out 11 air strikes against IS-held sites in Iraq and Syria on Sunday and Monday.

Military sources in the embattled city of Kobane told ARA News that the U.S.-led strikes hit five strongholds of the IS group, leading to the death of at least 7 IS militants and damaging several military vehicles held by the extremist group.  


Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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