U.S. Strikes on Daesh Headquarters Kill 150 Militants

The US-led coalition against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) says it has killed up to 150 militants in air strikes on a headquarters in Syria, BBC reports.

The strikes took place on Saturday near al-Shafah, in the Middle Euphrates river valley in the south-eastern province of Deir al-Zour. A combination of intelligence and continuous target observation ensured no civilians were harmed, it added. There was no confirmation of the attack from Daesh or its supporters.

According to the coalition, the terrorist organization has lost 98 percent of the territory that it seized across Iraq and Syria in 2014, when it proclaimed the creation of a “caliphate”, BBC adds.

Daesh now controls only small pockets of land in Syria, including a part of the Euphrates valley, where it is under attack by a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as well as Syrian pro-government forces supported by Russia and Iran.