US, allies stage 17 strikes in Iraq, Syria against ISIS

By REUTERS
May 18, 2016 14:39

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 17 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, the coalition leading the operations said.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Combined Joint Task Force said six strikes near three cities in Syria hit five tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, a command and control node and a fighting position.

In Iraq, 11 strikes near six cities suppressed a mortar position and destroyed six weapons caches, three boats and a tunnel, among other targets, the statement said.


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