Smoke rises following an air strike on the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin, in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus, on November 18, 2017. (AFP / Amer ALMOHIBANY)
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Air strikes by the US-led coalition against Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria have dropped significantly, a spokesman said Tuesday, as the war against the extremists winds down.Coalition aircraft have conducted dozens of strikes, which can each consist of multiple engagements, in November, a month that saw heavy fighting to dislodge Daesh from its last remaining bastions.At its peak, when coalition-backed forces were battling Daesh on multiple fronts across the "caliphate" Daesh proclaimed in July 2014, the daily count of air strikes could top 50 .Reflecting the decline in anti-Daesh operations, the coalition announced on Tuesday that it would only divulge the details of its strikes twice weekly instead of daily.
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