9 Airstrikes In Iraq Destroy Large Number Of IS Facilities

Mira Rojkan

- 00:15
9 Airstrikes In Iraq Destroy Large Number Of IS Facilities

MOSUL The US-led coalition conducted nine airstrikes consisting of 72 engagements against the Islamic State (IS) near Kisik, Mosul, Sinjar and Tal Afar in Iraq.

Near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul six airstrikes engaged with six IS tactical units and a staging area, destroying 11 fighting positions, 8 mortar systems and a number of vehicles, buildings, weapons, roadblocks and an artillery system. The strikes have further managed to destroy at least 11 supply routes suppressing ten mortar teams and three tactical units.

Another three airstrikes near Kisik, Sinjar and Tal Afar destroyed an improvised weapons facility, several tactical units, vehicles, a fighting position and a cave entrance, Sputnik reported on Monday.

The US-led coalition continues conducting airstrikes against the IS militants in Syria and Iraq. The strikes in Iraq are conducted in support of the Iraqi government and the Iraqi army who continue to advance against IS in Mosul, as part of the ongoing operation for liberating the city from the terrorist group.