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US-Led Air Strikes Continue on IS-Held Areas of Iraq and Syria, Explosions in Baghdad

June 21, 2015 


 In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, people watch as smoke from a US-led airstrike rises over the outskirts of Tal Abyad, Syria, June 15, 2015 Voice of America

Some of the Iraqi children who were victims of the joint air strikes on Al-Riyadh town, in Kirkuk, in the third day of Ramadhan, June 21, 2015
صور متداولة لبعض ضحايا القصف الجوي المشترك على بلدة الرياض في كركوك، لليوم الثالث من شهر الصيام عند المسلمين


بغداد اا مقتل واصابة 7 اشخاص بانفجار عبوة في حي الجهاد
Baghdad: Seven people killed and injured in an explosion in Jihad neighborhood


تاريخ النشر : الأحد 21-06-2015 06:16 مساء

قتل واصيب نحو 7 اشخاص،اليوم الأحد، بانفجار عبوة ناسفة،في حي الجهاد جنوبي غرب بغداد.

وقال مصدر حكومي، إن "عبوة ناسفة انفجرت،عصر اليوم، قرب محال تجارية في منطقة حي الجهاد،جنوبي غرب بغداد، مما أسفر عن مقتل شخص وإصابة ستة آخرين بجروح متفاوتة".

وأضاف المصدر، أن "سيارات الإسعاف هرعت إلى منطقة الحادث ونقلت الجرحى إلى مستشفى قريب لتلقي العلاج وجثة القتيل إلى دائرة الطب العدلي".




U.S., allies target Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq

Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:57am EDT

WASHINGTON, Reuters --

U.S. and coalition forces launched 18 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq on Saturday, with four each in Tal Afar and Mosul, the U.S. military said in a statement.

The air strikes hit near nine Iraqi cities in all, destroying Islamic State buildings, tactical units, heavy machine guns and vehicles, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement Sunday.

Near Haditha, two air strikes hit a militants' safe house and an Islamic State headquarters, it said. Other cities affected were Baghdadi, Ar Rutbah, Baiji, Fallujah, Makhmur and Sinjar, it said.

In Syria, three air strikes near Tal Abyad on Saturday hit three Islamic State tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions and a heavy machine gun, the military coalition said.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Alison Williams)


US-Led Coalition Targets IS in Syria, Iraq With 16 Airstrikes

VOA News

June 20, 2015 6:32 PM

U.S. and coalition forces continue to target the Islamic State group, conducting 16 airstrikes in Iraq and six in Syria in the ongoing operation.

The U.S. military said in a statement Saturday that the strikes occurred between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, local time, as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes near Beiji, Fallujah, Makhmur, Mosul, Ramadi, Sinjar and Tal Afar as approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.

In Syria, coalition forces struck targets near Hasakah, Raqqah and Tal Abyad, destroying vehicles and fighting positions.

The destruction of Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, according to U.S. authorities.



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