Seven airstrikes in Syria, 18 in Iraq target IS — coalition

WASHINGTON, May 21 (KUNA) — Coalition military forces continued to attack the so-called Islamic State (IS), conducting seven airstrikes in Syria and 18 in Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force announced on Saturday.
In Syria, near Ar Raqqah, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL weapons cache and destroyed an ISIL oil pump-jack and an ISIL checkpoint.
Near Ayn Isa, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position. Near Mar’a, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and three ISIL command and control nodes, the statement said.
In Iraq, near Al Baghdadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL anti-air artillery piece. Near Al Huwayjah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
Near Fallujah, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL improvised explosive device (IED) cache, two ISIL staging areas, and an ISIL excavator. Near Habbaniyah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL-used bridge, and four ISIL-used culverts.
Near Mosul, four strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, two ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL supply cache, an ISIL weapons cache, and an ISIL rocket rail.
Near Qayyarah, two strikes struck an ISIL weapons cache and destroyed an ISIL mortar system. Near Rawah, one strike struck an ISIL staging area and an ISIL safe house.
Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL assembly area. Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle storage area, two ISIL weapons caches, two ISIL command and control nodes, and an ISIL IED facilitation node, the statement affirmed. (end) ak.ibi

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