US leads 20 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: Task force

The US-led coalition said nine strikes near Al Hawl, Dayr Ar Zawr and Mar`a in Syria, hitting four Islamic State oil well heads as well as four of the militants` tactical units, among other targets.

Reuters| Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015, 18:32 PM IST
US leads 20 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: Task force

Washington: The United States and its allies staged 20 air strikes targeting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Sunday, according to the Combined Joint Task Force conducting the operations.

In a statement on Monday, the US-led coalition said nine strikes near Al Hawl, Dayr Ar Zawr and Mar`a in Syria, hitting four Islamic State oil well heads as well as four of the militants` tactical units, among other targets.

In Iraq, 11 strikes targeted Islamic State near four cities, striking six tactical units, 13 fighting positions and other targets, the statement said.