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Airstrikes hit multiple Islamic State targets in Syria stronghold

US-led coalition forces said they carried out a series of 16 airstrikes Saturday on the Islamic State in the extremists` Syrian stronghold of Raqa.



Washington: US-led coalition forces said they carried out a series of 16 airstrikes Saturday on the Islamic State in the extremists` Syrian stronghold of Raqa.

"This was one of the largest deliberate engagements we have conducted to date in Syria and it will have debilitating effects on Daesh`s (IS) ability to move from Raqa," spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gilleran said in a coalition statement.

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