US, allies say target Islamic State with 18 strikes in Iraq, three in Syria

By REUTERS
February 9, 2016 14:18

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 21 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Monday, the latest in the coalition's daily assault on the militant group, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said in a statement.

In Iraq, 18 strikes near eight cities were concentrated near Al Baghdadi, where seven strikes hit two of Islamic States tactical units as well as various weapons and three staging areas, the statement released on Tuesday said.

Three strikes in Syria hit three tactical units and destroyed one of the militant groups' fighting positions.

Separately, the coalition announced an additional strike conducted on Sunday near Ramadi, increasing that day's tally to 11.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

By REUTERS