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US, Coalition Forces Conduct 23 Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON: U.S. and coalition forces conducted 13 airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq on 11 June, as well as 10 strikes against the militant group in Syria, the U.S. military said.

The attacks were intended to diminish the support systems for ISIS, hurting its “morale and ability to sustain the fight in forward tactical battle areas,” Col. Wayne Marotto, chief of public affairs for the Combined Joint Task Force, said in a statement on 12 June.

In Iraq, forces hit targets near Kirkuk, Mosul, Ramadi, Tal Afar and Al-Walid, destroying a motorcycle, an excavator, weaponry, armored vehicles and other targets, the statement said.

The Syria strikes were concentrated near Raqqa, where they destroyed ISIS fighting positions, a vehicle and a rocket system, and near Deir al-Zor, where they hit four crude-oil collection points. There were also two airstrikes near Ain al-Arab, the military said.

Source: The Daily Star

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