U.S., partners conduct air strikes, ground operation planned against ISIL

The air strikes in Syria hit near Kobani, Dayr az Zawr and ar Raqqa, destroying five vehicles and hitting a tactical unit, the statement said.

U.S., partners conduct air strikes, ground operation planned against ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. and partner nations conducted three air strikes in Syria and six in Iraq since Sunday in their battle against ISIS, according to the U.S. military.

The strikes in Iraq hit a tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS building and heavy machine gun near Mosul, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Monday. Strikes also hit near Falluja, Baiji, al Asad and Kirkuk.

The air strikes in Syria hit near Kobani, Dayr az Zawr and ar Raqqa, destroying five vehicles and hitting a tactical unit, the statement said.

The strikes followed three days of air strikes by Jordan, which said on Sunday it had conducted 56 bombing raids in that period against the militants in northeastern Syria, targeting key bases and arms depots in a stepped-up campaign in response to the killing of a Jordanian pilot.

Ground operation planned

Meanwhile, Iraqi forces will reportedly launch a land operation against terror organization ISIL soon, said retired general John Allen, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

According to a report by Jordanian news agency AMMON, retired general John Allen who is at the forefront of the US-led coalition in the fight against ISIL, said that the operation will be carried out with the support of the international coalition.

The international coalition will train and arm 12 brigades of the Iraqi army and that East Asia countries will also be extended an invitation to join the 62-nation global fight against ISIL, Allen said.

 

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