US Military, Airstrike against ISIS target north of Raqqa, Syria, on 12 December 2016 (VoA)

24 Coalition Strikes on ISIS in Syria

SDF Closing on Raqqa

In the fight for Raqqa in Syria, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said that Syrian Democratic Forces had liberated another 2 square kilometers in the Raqqa valley north and Tabqah areas, and in the Raqqa valley north on the western axis.

“The SDF is reporting large numbers of internally displaced persons fleeing ISIS-held areas around there,” Davis added, noting that ISIS does not control the Tabqah dam or the city but the city is almost entirely surrounded.

48 Engagements of ISIS Targets

In Syria on April 23, according to a statement from Operation Inherent Resolve officials, coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 48 engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Dayr Az Zawr

Three strikes destroyed three ISIS wellheads.

Near Palmyra

Two strikes destroyed four fighting positions and two ISIS shipping containers.

Near Raqqa

Seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS wellhead.

Near Tabqah

12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 12 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS vehicle, a heavy machine gun and a command-and-control node.

Source: US Department of Defense

Photo: US military airstrike against ISIS target north of Raqqa, Syria, on 12 December 2016 (VoA).

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