US-led coalition steps up airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, hit main ISIS positions


US-led coalition steps up airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. File photo: AFP

ARA News

Duhok – The US-led coalition has stepped up its air campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group in Syria and Iraq, targeting the group’s major strongholds, officials said on Sunday.

The coalition has launched a new wave of heavy airstrikes in the past 24 hours, bombing ISIS command centres, resources and tactical units.

In Syria, the coalition strikes destroyed three oil wellheads in the ISIS-held city of Al-Bukamal, an ISIS command and control node in Raqqa, two ISIS tactical units in Ayn Issa, and an oil tanker truck and an oil wellhead in ISIS-held areas in Deir ez-Zor Governorate.

In Iraq, the coalition air raids destroyed five ISIS-held buildings and disabled a bridge near Hawija, beside destroying two ISIS tactical units and an explosives factory near Mosul, and an ISIS vehicle bomb factory near Rawah.

The coalition said in a statement on Sunday that attack, bomber and fighter jets have participated in the strikes.

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri | Source: ARA News

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