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Coalition strikes ISIS in Qaim and Rawa

U.S.-led Coalition strikes continued against Islamic State targets near the Iraq-Syria border on Monday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

“Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory,” the release said on Tuesday, October 17.

On October 16, Coalition forces conducted a total of two strikes consisting of two engagements in Iraq:

  • Near Rahwah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an IED weapons facility.
  • Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on October 15:

  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.

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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