WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists,” the CENTCOM statement read.
3 June 2015, 20:57 GMT
In Syria, coalition forces struck eight ISIL tactical units, seven of militant fighting positions and destroyed elevators and vehicles. Meanwhile in Iraq, five ISIL tactical units were hit, as well as ISIL machine guns, heavy machine guns, vehicles, and buildings were destroyed.
“The cumulative effect of this pressure is advancing the incapacitation of Daesh [Islamic State] systematically,” Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve chief of staff Thomas Weidley said in the statement.
The US-led coalition has carried out more than 4,000 airstrikes against the Islamic State since August 2014.