The US-led coalition fighting ISIS conducted two strikes against two ISIS “command centers” that were operating inside mosques in Syria. The operations took place in various parts of Syria and were targeting ISIS remaining infrastructure.
The coalition said that 12 ISIS fighters were killed in the first strike, which took place in as-Susah, Syria. Reports indicate that the facility was a mosque, which the law of war protects from targeting unless it is used for a military purpose. The strike was prompted after the coalition uncovered that ISIS “repeatedly planned and actively coordinated attacks” on coalition troops and their local Syrian allies from that location.
The next strike took place As Susah, Syria and destroyed several buildings used by the terror organization to conduct attacks against Syrian Democratic forces and partners. One of those facilities used by Daesh was a mosque that was being used as a defensive fighting position and command center. The attacks that included a mosque is a clear indication that ISIS does not play by the rules of war and as such putting civilians at risk.
US-led coalition military forces have conducted hundreds of strikes against ISIS targets in Syria as the US and its local Syrian allies seek to drive ISIS from its last remaining stronghold east of the Euphrates river.