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  • Smoke rises from the site of U.S.-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar, Nov. 12, 2015.

    Smoke rises from the site of U.S.-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar, Nov. 12, 2015. | Photo: Reuters

Published 22 February 2016

The offensive against the extremist group continues after the latest coalition airstrikes. 

The United States and its allies staged 19 strikes against Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the latest round of daily attacks on the militant group, according to the U.S.-led coalition.

In a statement released on Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force said it launched 14 strikes in northeastern Syria concentrated near Al Hasakah, where they hit five Islamic State tactical units and destroyed four building and four vehicles. Other strikes hit near Al Hawl, Ayn Isa and Dayr Az Zawr.

In Iraq, five strikes near Falluja, Mosul, Ramadi and Sinjar hit four tactical units as well as other targets, the statement said.

The strikes, while targeting the Islamic State group, have "likey" killed hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria, said Chris Woods, director of the monitoring group Airwars, in an interview with teleSUR.

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