Islamic State target of 27 strikes by US allies

By REUTERS
December 12, 2014 16:43

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies carried out 27 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in the past three days, US military officials said on Friday.

Fighting positions, buildings and fortifications were hit in seven attacks near the Syrian cities of Kobani and Aleppo and on the border with Iraq, according to a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force for the coalition overseeing the operation.

Islamic State was hit with 20 strikes in Iraq near the cities of Ramadi, Ar Rutbah, Mosul, al-Qaim, Samarra, Rawah and al Asad, the statement said.


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