US, coalition hit Daesh targets near Ramadi in Iraq

The strikes near Ramadi hit tactical units, armoured vehicles and a fighting position in militant-controlled territory.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Sat 23 May 2015, 7:49 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:17 PM

Washington - The United States and its allies have staged 22 air strikes on Daesh targets since Friday, including four near Ramadi, the city taken by the militants this week, the US military said on Saturday.

Coalition forces also attacked five Daesh sites in Syria between Friday and Saturday, a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force said.

The strikes near Ramadi hit tactical units, armoured vehicles and a fighting position in militant-controlled territory. Ramadi fell to Daesh on Sunday in a serious setback for Iraqi forces that also cast doubt on the US strategy of using mainly air strikes against the militants.

The other US-led attacks in Iraq were near the cities of Al Asad, Bayji, Fallujah, Haditha, Kirkuk, Makhmur, Mosul, Sinjar and Tal Afar. Daesh tactical units, vehicles, fighting positions, heavy machine guns and buildings were hit.

In neighbouring Syria, air strikes near Al Hasakah, Dayr Az Zawr, Kobani and Tadmur destroyed fighting positions, a tank and six anti-aircraft artillery systems, the joint task force said.



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