Shingal – Warplanes of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State have conducted more airstrikes than usual in recent days on Islamic State positions in Shingal region located in northern Iraq. Out of twenty-two airstrikes targeting the terrorist organization in both Syria and Iraq, five were carried out in Shingal on the last Sunday.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, coalition forces destroyed three tunnels in the same-named city Shingal as part of the air raid. During the months continuing house-to-house fighting, IS terrorists created a net-like tunnel system extending under the city to be primarily able to get close to anti-ISIS fighters´ front line and conduct blitz operations. But also to cumber coalition airstrikes and use them as a storage of weapons.
In total, five coalition airstrikes struck an IS tactical unit, two of the terrorists´ staging areas, three of their tunnel systems, two bunkers, a heavy machine gun, a cache and a mortar system, the U.S. Department of Defense announced in a press release.