Iraqi soldiers ride atop the turret of a Russian-made T-72 tank, as Iraqi forces advance towards the city of Al-Sharqat on September 20, 2017. AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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Iraqi warplanes carried out a raid Sunday targeting Daesh (ISIS) commanders in eastern Syria, in the second such strike on the militants since mid-April, the premier's office said.The Iraqi air force has already carried out several airstrikes against the militant group in Syria since last year, with the approval of the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and the U.S.-led coalition fighting Daesh. Askari said that Iraq hosts a center that coordinates military activity with Iran, Russia and Syria "against Daesh". On April 19, Iraq said it had carried out an air raid against Daesh in Syria that killed 36 Daesh fighters, near the town of Hajin in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor.
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