US allies target Islamic State with 26 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

The United States and its allies launched 26 air strikes on Tuesday against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, according to the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations.

Reuters| Updated: Aug 20, 2015, 01:09 AM IST

Washington: The United States and its allies launched 26 air strikes on Tuesday against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, according to the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations.

In Iraq, 18 air strikes targeted the militant group and its operations near eight cities, the task force said in a statement on Wednesday.

In Syria, eight air strikes hit near Al Hasaka, Aleppo and Ar Raqqah, hitting tactical units and fighting positions, among other targets, it said.