WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition of nearly 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh first in Iraq and later in Syria since 2014 — albeit without the approval of the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.
“In Syria, coalition military forces conducted two strikes using attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets,” the release said on Tuesday. “Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using ground-attack, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL [Daesh] targets.”
In Iraq, coalition forces targeted sites near five towns, including al-Baghdadi, Albu Hayat, and Kisik. The strikes destroyed a Daesh bunker, three fighting positions, four rocket rails, a fuel tanker, a front end loader one vehicle, as well as assembly area.
The Daesh, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, is a terrorist organization prohibited in many countries around the world, including the United States and Russia.