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Iraq warplanes strike ‘Daesh targets’ in Syria: Baghdad

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Iraqi warplanes have destroyed a Daesh terrorist site in Syria, Iraq’s Ministry of Defence announced today.

According to a ministry statement, the operation was carried out “in compliance with the orders of Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief [and Prime Minster] Haider Al-Abadi”.

“Iraqi F-16s on Thursday bombed a command-and-control centre used by the Daesh organisation in Syria’s Al-Hajin area,” the statement read.

It did not, however, provide any casualty tolls or specify the extent of material damage caused by the raids.

Al-Hajin sits on the Euphrates River southeast of the city of Deir Ez-Zor.

Today’s air raids come less than a week after Iraqi warplanes struck what the army described as “Daesh targets” in the same area.

The Iraqi Air Force also struck positions in Deir Ez-Zor on 19 April.

Baghdad has repeatedly said that the strikes are being carried out in coordination with the Syrian government.

READ: Iraq says five Daesh commanders captured after crossing from Syria 

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