Damascus, Syria – United States and allies conducted a new round of airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq over the last two days.
The U.S. Central Command reported in an official statement on Tuesday that the international coalition’s warplanes targeted the radical group with six airstrikes in Syria and 22 similar raids in Iraq.
The coalition’s strikes in Syria were concentrated on the countryside of Kobane and the province of Hasakah.
The U.S.-led strikes hit IS-held tactical units and checkpoints, as well as armored vehicles and fighting positions, according to the statement.
The coalition warplanes new raids in Iraq focused on tactical units of the Islamic State in Mosul, al-Huwayjah, Bayji, Sinjar, Tal Afar, Fallujah and Ramadi.
The U.S. Central Command said that these new strikes against the radical group were aimed at weakening their positions and military capacities in the targeted areas, adding that a weapons factory held by the group in Mosul was a main target during Tuesday’s strikes.
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi
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