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Damascus, Syria – The U.S.-led international coalition military forces have continued to attack strongholds of the Islamic State radical group (IS/ISIL) in Syria and Iraq, officials of the Combined Joint Task Force reported on Monday.
“In Syria, Bomber and attack aircraft conducted six airstrikes near Hasakah, which struck one large and three small ISIL tactical units, destroying 14 ISIL vehicles, five ISIL fighting positions and three ISIL armored vehicles,” officials of the Joint Task Force said.
The statement referred to the operations against the militant group in Iraq, saying: “Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 19 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.”
The strikes in Iraq were concentrated on Ramadi with eight airstrikes, Huwayjah with three airstrikes, as well as Beiji, Tal Afar and Sinjar with two airstrikes against the radical group in each area.
“The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community,” the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement. “The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations.”
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi