LONDON, May 28 (NNN-KUNA) — Spokesman of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, US Central Command, Colonel Ryan Dillon said that Kuwait is a key partner in the fight to eliminate the so-called Daesh.

Operation Inherent Resolve is the US military’s operational name for the military intervention against the Daesh.

In a statement to KUNA and the Kuwait TV, Dillon commended Kuwait’s contribution to the campaign against the Daesh. The country has recently provided 75 tons of food commodities to people in Mosul in northern Iraq, he said.

He also lauded the Saudi support to the coalition efforts, especially monitoring and controlling the borders with Iraq to stop infiltrators.

Defeating Daesh is an international effort involving 71 countries, including latest NATO members, besides Ethiopia and Djibouti, the Spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Colonel Dillion said that the coalition forces continued support to the Iraqi troops, carrying out 34 airstrikes against Daesh posts last week.

The Battle of Mosul has been long and onerous, and the Iraqis have been fighting bravely, he said, noting that innocent civilians suffered a lot.

Soon, Daesh will lose its biggest ever stronghold and the Iraqi flag will replace the black one of the Daesh all over Mosul, he said.

On the fight against Daesh in Syria, the coalition spokesperson said that after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated Tabqa, Al-Sad and Al-Haraj, the coalition is keen on civilians’ safety, clearing these towns of all weaponry. — NNN-KUNA

Source: NAM News Network