Islamic State’s oil facilities, supply routes and tactical units under US fire


ARA News

Aleppo – Airforces of the US-led coalition on Saturday conducted dozens of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, targeting key strongholds of the Islamic State (ISIS).

The coalition launched 27 airstrikes in Syria, targeting ISIS tactical units, supply routes and facilities in the governorates of Deir ez-Zor, Idlib and Raqqa, according to an official statement by the coalition’s central command.

In Raqqa, the coalition conducted 12 airstrikes, destroying eight ISIS tactical unit, two supply routes, 14 oil refinement tanks, seven fighting positions, a vehicle bomb facility, a vehicle bomb, an ISIS-held building, an artillery system, and a bunker system.

Two other strikes hit ISIS strongholds in Ayn Issa town in northern Raqqa and destroyed an artillery system, a fighting position and a tactical unit.

The US-led coalition also reported that it struck ISIS-held oil facilities in Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria with nine air attacks, and destroyed 18 oil refinement stills, 15 oil pump jacks and an oil well head.

Al-Bukamal city in Deir ez-Zor Governorate was also hit by a coalition airstrike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

“Near Idlib, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit. Near Manbij, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node,” the US coalition added.

Also on Saturday, the anti-ISIS coalition reported that its warplanes conducted 11 air raids in Iraq, targeting ISIS tactical units and weaponry centres in Mosul, Haditha, Tel Afar, Huwayjah and Rawah.

Reporting by: Helin Saeed | Source: ARA News 


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