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13 airstrikes hit ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq - US

WASHINGTON, May 5 (KUNA) -- The US-led coalition against ISIL launched a total of 13 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Monday, the Combined-Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement.
In Syria, one airstrike near Al-Hasakah using attack aircraft "destroyed an ISIL fighting position," CJTF-OIR said.
In Iraq, attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft, as well as drones, launched 12 airstrikes, as outlined in the statement: near Bayji, three airstrikes struck one large and two small ISIL tactical units, destroying three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL structures, an ISIL warehouse, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL rocket-propelled grenade.
Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL structures, two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL mortar tube; near Mosul, four airstrikes struck three ISIL fighting positions, destroying an ISIL excavator; near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying three ISIL structures, three ISIL tanks and an ISIL armored vehicle; and near Tal Afar, one airstrike "destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
CJTF-OIR did not indicate which partner nations took part in this round of airstrikes, nor were any casualty numbers announced. (end) ys.bs