LEEDS — The US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) conducted 25 strikes consisting of 92 engagements against the extremist group in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, including 18 strikes near the group’s self-proclaimed de facto capital of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered the limits of Raqqa on Sunday, where the US-led coalition conducted 18 airstrikes and engaged with seven IS tactical units, destroying ten fighting positions, six barges, three IS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an improvised explosive devices (IEDs) factory, and a weapon factory.
In Iraq, the coalition conducted 6 airstrikes, which led to 65 engagements with the IS militants near the northern city of Mosul. The strikes managed to destroy seventeen fighting positions, six machine guns, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, an IED factory and an artillery system, according to the Russian Sputnik.
The statement added that the airstrikes in Iraq damaged several supply routes leading to the city of Mosul, and further suppressed IS mortar teams, tactical units and an anti-air artillery team, including IS sniper units.
The US-led international coalition against IS includes 68 nations, who have been putting all efforts in supporting the fight against the extremist group and terrorism in the region in general.