US-Led Coalition Destroys Daesh Oil Workover Rig in Syria

The US-led anti-Daesh coalition on Wednesday destroyed an oil workover rig, as well as other oil infrastructure.

Smoke rises from the site of U.S.-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar, November 12, 2015. © REUTERS/ Ari Jalal US-Led Coalition Destroys Daesh Security HQs Near Iraq’s Sinjar WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against the Daesh conducted airstrikes on Wednesday that destroyed an oil workover rig, as well as other oil infrastructure the terror group uses near the Syrian cities of Dayz Az Zawr and Raqqa, the Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed an oil tanker trailer, an oil workover rig, and a vehicle,” the release stated on Thursday. “Near Dayz Az Zawr, one strike destroyed four Daesh oil tanker trucks.” Turkish Former Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu © AFP 2016/ ADEM ALTAN Ground Operation in Raqqa Crucial for Daesh Defeat – Turkish Foreign Minister Additional two strikes near the Syrian cities of Ayn Isa and Mara hit an Islamic State tactical unit, a vehicle, a mortar system and an improvised explosive, according to the statement. In Iraq, seven airstrikes destroyed Daesh bunkers, vehicles and a weapons storage facility, among other targets, the statement noted. The Daesh has been designated as a terrorist organization and is outlawed in Russia as well as in numerous other countries around the world. The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since the summer of 2014. In Syria, however, the coalition is acting without the permission of the country’s legitimate government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.

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