US, allies launch 17 air strikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By REUTERS
September 9, 2015 19:58

WASHINGTON - The US-led coalition targeted Islamic State with 17 air strikes in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday, including one that destroyed the militant group's operating base near Ramadi that was a key supply hub, according to the US military.

That strike, which hit a weapons and explosives storage base, was among 14 air strikes staged near nine Iraqi cities, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement Wednesday. Three other strikes targeted the group in Syria, it said.

The task force announced the Ramadi strike earlier on Wednesday.


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