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Iraq strikes Daesh positions in Syria

The strikes targeted Daesh positions south of al-Dashisha town in northeastern Syria

06.05.2018
Iraq strikes Daesh positions in Syria

Iraq

By Ibrahim Salih  

BAGHDAD 

Iraqi warplanes carried out airstrikes against positions of the Daesh terrorist group in neighboring Syria, according to Iraqi authorities on Sunday.  

The strikes targeted Daesh positions south of al-Dashisha town in northeastern Syria, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s office said in a statement.  

The statement, however, did not give further details about the outcome of the raids.  

Sunday’s raids were the second to have been carried out by Iraqi forces inside Syria.  

On April 19, Iraqi warplanes launched airstrikes against Daesh positions in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria.  

The Iraqi government says the airstrikes were approved by the Syrian government.  

Last December, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh's military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled over operations backed by the U.S.-led International Alliance. However, from time to time, Iraqi officials announce operations against Daesh-affiliated "sleeper cells" in certain parts of the country.

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