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Islamic State targeted in 31 strikes by US, allies

US forces and their allies staged 31 air strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force said.


Islamic State targeted in 31 strikes by US, allies

Washington: US forces and their allies staged 31 air strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

Fighters, bombers and remotely controlled aircraft hit 16 targets in Syria while 15 strikes were carried out in Iraq, a task force statement said.

The 16 strikes on Islamic State in Syria were concentrated on an area near the city of Kobani and destroyed buildings, a staging area and several fighting positions. Two large Islamic State units and four tactical units also were hit.

Two air strikes near Al Hasakah and one near Ar Raqqah also caused damage.

In Iraq, 15 air strikes hit near Al Asad, Sinjar, Mosul, Al Qaim, Baiji, Kirkuk and Tal Afar, destroying or damaging a rocket system, vehicles, tactical units and fighting positions, the statement said.

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