IS stronghold hit by US led airstrikes

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Washington: A series of 16 airstrikes have been carried out on the Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqa. This is one of the biggest operations against the so-called most dangerous terror group of the world.

In a statement the coalition forces said, “The significant airstrikes tonight were executed to deny Daesh (IS) the ability to move military capabilities throughout Syria and into Iraq. This was one of the largest deliberate engagements we have conducted to date in Syria and it will have debilitating effects on Daesh’s ability to move from Raqa.”

The de-facto capital of the extrimists, Raqa, was successfully engaged in the strikes where multiple targets were attacked by the coalition forces, destroying IS structures and transit routes.

The strikes “have severely constricted terrorist freedom of movement,” the statement added.

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