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Coalition strikes target 16 ISIS ‘tactical units’ near Raqqa – CJTF-OIR

U.S.-led Coalition strikes in Iraq engaged a number of Islamic State tactical units and fighting positions near the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

“Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions,” the release said on Wednesday.

Coalition forces conducted a total of 34 strikes consisting of 34 engagements in Syria. The other strikes included:

  • Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr [Deir Ezzor], three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.

In Iraq, the Coalition carried out five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS:

  • Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a weapons cache.
  • Near Huwijah, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED.
  • Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and four ISIS boats.

The U.S.-led Coalition of more than 70 members has been conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

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