US releases report on airstrikes in Syria and Iraq
An F/A-18 Super Hornet taking off from USS Carl Vinson before carrying out strikes on Daesh targets in Syria. (Wikimedia)
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The US-led coalition conducted a total of 25 airstrikes against Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq on Saturday, reports Reuters.
The nine airstrikes in Syria, conducted by drone aircrafts, concentrated on two locations: near Mar’a and Al Hawl.
Likewise, in Iraq, 16 airstrikes targeted the following seven locations: Al Huwayjah, Bayji, Mosul, Ramadi, Sinjar, Sultan Abdallah and Tal Afar.
US military reports concluded that aircrafts involved returned to base successfully.
Aside from ongoing airstrikes, the US recently began ground raids in its campaign to secure and safeguard the state of Iraq from Daesh control.
Thirteen years of US engagement in Iraq havs resulted in the deaths of approximately 200,000 civilians and combatants, and over $1 trillion spent on military campaigns.
Similarly, the US has pledged to increase financial support to Syrian opposition groups by $100 million.
US Deputy Security of State Antony Blinken stated that since 2012 the US has spent nearly $500 million on the Syrian conflict.
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