US-led Coalition Strikes Syrian Islamic State ‘Command Centres’
Washington: The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria conducted two strikes against two “command centres” that were operating inside mosques in Abu Kamal district in less than a week, it said in a statement. The coalition said on Monday that 12 IS fighters were killed in the first strike, which took place Oon ctober 18 in Al-Susah town, reports CNN.
“The facility was a mosque, which the law of war protects from targeting unless it is used for a military purpose,” the coalition said, adding that the IS “repeatedly planned and actively coordinated attacks” on coalition troops and their local Syrian allies from that location. The second strike took place in the same town on Monday. It “destroyed several buildings” used by the IS to launch attacks against Syrian Democratic Force partners. (IANS)