US, partners continue airstrikes against Islamic State

IANS| Updated: Dec 04, 2014, 12:57 PM IST

Washington The US and its partner nations continued to attack Islamic State (IS) forces over the past three days using fighters and bombers to conduct 14 airstrikes.

Separately, US and partner-nation military forces conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq during the same period using fighter, attack, and remotely-piloted aircraft against IS forces, reported Xinhua citing a statement issued by US Central Command Wednesday.

In Syria, the airstrikes destroyed an IS vehicle, 17 IS fighting positions, and an IS staging area. Also, those airstrikes suppressed eight other fighting positions and struck a large IS unit.

In Iraq, the airstrikes destroyed five IS bunkers, six IS-occupied buildings, 22 IS vehicle, an IS fighting position, two tactical IS units and two IS tractor trailers.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the US, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the Britain.